Jobs in Computational Biology

***POSTED 5/3/2018***

Bioinformatics and Database Specialist Job Opening

GB HealthWatch is a nutritional genomics startup located in San Diego, California. We develop next-gen genetic tests, diet and nutrition therapy mobile app, and nutrigenomics-based drugs for the prevention and treatment of major chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia and Alzheimer s disease. Our ambitious goal is to transform preventive healthcare with nutrigenomics and digital health. We are seeking a talented and passionate Bioinformatics Specialist to join this young and exciting company.

GB HealthWatch offers a competitive salary, stock options and unlimited career growth opportunity. We will be happy to provide sponsorship for a H1B Visa and green card application.

Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications

M.S. or Ph.D. in bioinformatics or related field with 0-3 years post-graduate experience. Postdoctoral scholars are welcome.

Strong knowledge of relational databases and SQL.

Strong skills in programming languages such as Perl, PHP or Python.

Must be familiar with publicly available bioinformatics databases, tools, algorithms, and websites, such as NCBI, UCSC, ENSEMBL, ENCODE, 1000 Genomes and NHGRI.

Proficient in the Linux operating system and basic shell script programming.

Attention to detail with natural talent for systematic thinking and planning.

Preferred Skills, Experience and Qualifications

General knowledge of molecular biology and genetics.

Knowledge of NGS data processing.

Experience with cloud-based computing services.

Knowledge of statistics preferred.

Programming skills in R and web application development.

Knowledge of nutrition science.

Major Responsibilities

Build and maintain the in-house bioinformatics database and develop data processing automation solutions.

Build and maintain the in-house food and nutrient database using nutritional data analysis and data imputation.

Assist Bioinformatics Scientists in analysis of in-house genomics data derived from NGS genetic tests.

Participate in web application development with a focus on data collection and customer report generation and automation.

Work with molecular nutrition scientists, dietitians, web and mobile app developers as well as academic and government collaborators.

How to Apply?

Applicants should send resume and cover letter to [email protected].