21 days old

Principal Scientist

Amyris, Inc.
Emeryville, CA 94608
  • Job Code
    114782624


Amyris, Inc.

Location: Emeryville, CA
Team: Research and Development - Bioinformatics and Software Engineering
Work Type: Full-Time


Amyris, a leader in industrial synthetic biology, uses its innovative bioscience solutions to achieve renewable products by converting plant sugars into hydrocarbon molecules. Amyris’ molecules are used in wide range of specialty & performance chemicals, flavors & fragrances and in applications ranging from cosmetics to biofuels. Learn more at www.amyris.com.

As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, Amyris is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Amyris complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

For a full list of our current openings, please visit our website www.amyris.com.

Amyris has developed a high-throughput genetic engineering platform for designing and building custom microbes to serve as living factories. Using an industrial scale fermentation process, our microbes convert cheap sugars into a wide variety of high-value target molecules. Our end products directly impact millions of lives. We are pragmatic idealists seeking a profitable way to make the world a better place. We are convinced synthetic biology is here to stay and will have a major positive impact on our planet and everyday life.

Within Amyris R&D, we are searching for a highly energetic, curious, and self-motivated scientist with a strong background in statistics, computing and biology to join our Computational Biology team. Research at Amyris is a highly multidisciplinary effort that needs brilliant contributions from life sciences and engineering disciplines in order to take projects from concept to market. From hacking directly on DNA in the lab to full scale factory production, every aspect of our work is facilitated and accelerated by quantitative science and software & hardware automation. The Computational Biology team works hand-in-hand with bench scientists and builds tools that enable genome engineering, protein engineering, metabolic modeling, omics experiment analysis, and statistical design of experiments in pursuit of making better microbial strains. In short, we help accelerate the design-build-test-analyze cycle in synthetic biology.

Responsibilities
    • Iteratively develop computational algorithms, analysis and visualization tools to meet evolving scientific needs and to aid rapid data-driven decision making. Data types include: genotype (NGS), phenotype (metabolomics, proteomics, GC/MS, spectroscopy, fermentation), material flow
    • Build version-controlled, computable workflows to analyze rich, high-throughput phenotype data
    • Interact closely with biology, analytical chemistry, and fermentation scientists
    • Collaborate with automation engineers and software developers of in-house enterprise systems to mine experimental data and metadata


Required Qualifications
    • Degree in quantitative discipline such as computer science, mathematics, computational biology, electrical engineering, bioengineering. For the Data Scientist role: Ph.D. plus 1-3 years experience, or M.S. plus 6 years experience. Experience managing a team required for the Senior Data Scientist role.
    • At least three years experience in analyzing & visualizing large scientific datasets representing biological & chemical phenotypes
    • Undergraduate-level understanding of biology: genetics, cell physiology, biochemistry, evolution
    • Industrial programming experience, i.e. having written or maintained large codebase using software best practices (e.g. unit tests) and distributed version control
    • Expert coder in Python
    • Knowledge of machine learning frameworks
    • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced yet intellectually rigorous environment
    • Creativity, independent thinking, and passion
    • Experience with the following a plus
    • Background in mass spectrometry informatics, HTS, spectrophotometry, or industrial fermentation
    • Experience in a microbiology or synthetic biology setting


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<br/><br/><b>Amyris, Inc.</b><br/><br/><b>Location: </b>Emeryville, CA<br/><b>Team: </b>Research and Development - Bioinformatics and Software Engineering<br/><b>Work Type: </b>Full-Time<br/><br/><br/>Amyris, a leader in industrial synthetic biology, uses its innovative bioscience solutions to achieve renewable products by converting plant sugars into hydrocarbon molecules. Amyris molecules are used in wide range of specialty & performance chemicals, flavors & fragrances and in applications ranging from cosmetics to biofuels. Learn more at www.amyris.com.<br><br/>As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, Amyris is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Amyris complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.<br><br>For a full list of our current openings, please visit our website www.amyris.com.<br><br>Amyris has developed a high-throughput genetic engineering platform for designing and building custom microbes to serve as living factories. Using an industrial scale fermentation process, our microbes convert cheap sugars into a wide variety of high-value target molecules. Our end products directly impact millions of lives. We are pragmatic idealists seeking a profitable way to make the world a better place. We are convinced synthetic biology is here to stay and will have a major positive impact on our planet and everyday life. <br><br>Within Amyris R&D, we are searching for a highly energetic, curious, and self-motivated scientist with a strong background in statistics, computing and biology to join our Computational Biology team. Research at Amyris is a highly multidisciplinary effort that needs brilliant contributions from life sciences and engineering disciplines in order to take projects from concept to market. From hacking directly on DNA in the lab to full scale factory production, every aspect of our work is facilitated and accelerated by quantitative science and software & hardware automation. The Computational Biology team works hand-in-hand with bench scientists and builds tools that enable genome engineering, protein engineering, metabolic modeling, omics experiment analysis, and statistical design of experiments in pursuit of making better microbial strains. In short, we help accelerate the design-build-test-analyze cycle in synthetic biology. <br><br><b>Responsibilities</b><br><ul><ul><li>Iteratively develop computational algorithms, analysis and visualization tools to meet evolving scientific needs and to aid rapid data-driven decision making. Data types include: genotype (NGS), phenotype (metabolomics, proteomics, GC/MS, spectroscopy, fermentation), material flow </li><li>Build version-controlled, computable workflows to analyze rich, high-throughput phenotype data </li><li>Interact closely with biology, analytical chemistry, and fermentation scientists </li><li>Collaborate with automation engineers and software developers of in-house enterprise systems to mine experimental data and metadata </li></ul></ul><br><br><b>Required Qualifications</b><br><ul><ul><li>Degree in quantitative discipline such as computer science, mathematics, computational biology, electrical engineering, bioengineering. For the Data Scientist role: Ph.D. plus 1-3 years experience, or M.S. plus 6 years experience. Experience managing a team required for the Senior Data Scientist role. </li><li>At least three years experience in analyzing & visualizing large scientific datasets representing biological & chemical phenotypes </li><li>Undergraduate-level understanding of biology: genetics, cell physiology, biochemistry, evolution </li><li>Industrial programming experience, i.e. having written or maintained large codebase using software best practices (e.g. unit tests) and distributed version control </li><li>Expert coder in Python </li><li>Knowledge of machine learning frameworks </li><li>Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills </li><li>Ability to thrive in a fast-paced yet intellectually rigorous environment </li><li>Creativity, independent thinking, and passion </li><li>Experience with the following a plus </li><li>Background in mass spectrometry informatics, HTS, spectrophotometry, or industrial fermentation </li><li>Experience in a microbiology or synthetic biology setting </li></ul></ul><br><br>#LI-RJ1<br><br> <br><br> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/8OZDVDf4jO6ZcEVNhRYLl"> <p>PI114782624</p>

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Posted: 2019-10-23 Expires: 2019-11-23

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