Integrated DNA Technologies

  • Bioinformatics Scientist II

    Job Locations US-IA-Coralville
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    # of Openings
    Research & Development
    M-F 40 Hour Week (United States of America)
  • Overview

    The Bioinformatics Scientist II, under minimal supervision, will support a group of experienced scientists to develop novel genomic applications. This individual will be a key contributor to the product development team and report to the NGS Bioinformatics group leader.


    • Applies knowledge of computer science to solve domain problems with occasional guidance
    • Plans details required for execution of assigned work, under moderate to minimal oversight
    • Utilizes mathematical and statistical analysis, and other software aids as needed
    • Operates and maintains software development tools while keeping abreast of promising tool advancements
    • Maintains accurate and detailed records of work using version control tools and other documentation artifacts
    • Interacts with and assists other members of the R&D team as needed to meet research objectives
    • Interact with other IDT departments and IDT customers to assist with customer service/technical support and to advance collaborative research projects as directed
    • Presents information at group meetings as directed
    • Introduces new techniques which have not previously been used at IDT
    • Develops and maintains bioinformatics tools and pipelines
    • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values.
    • Other duties as assigned



    • Bachelor’s degree (in Engineering or other related field) with three or more years of experience in bioinformatics, software engineering or other scientific discipline required
    • Master’s degree in Bioinformatics, Biology or related field preferred


    Professional Experience:

    • Minimum of 2 years of experience in the field of Bioinformatics required
    • Knowledge and understanding of computational and biological issues required
    • Previous experience working in a multidisciplinary, fast-paced and results-oriented environment preferred
    • Significant experience in bioinformatics pipeline development preferred.
    • Practical experience exploiting cloud computing resources preferred.

    Other Job Qualifications

    • Proficiency in Python or other scripting languages
    • Programming and data analysis experience in a distributed Unix environment
    • Familiarity with public bioinformatics resources and tools
    • Knowledge of best-practice data presentation methods for internal and external audiences
    • Ability to easily integrate into and collaborate with a multidisciplinary team
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.
    • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers.
    • Adaptability to accepting responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.

    Physical Requirements:

    Exert up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to a minimal amount frequently

    Integrated DNA Technologies is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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