Bioinformatician I

Posted 05 Jul 2019

Rockville, Maryland - United States

Req Id 192492


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your role: 


As a Bioinformatician I within our Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) group in our Rockville, Maryland facility, your role is to design, develop and implement a range of bioinformatics/data analysis applications tailored to the full range of genomics service offerings.


Your primary responsibilities will be to provide core bioinformatics, computational data analysis and technical (programming/pipeline development) functions supporting a range of genomics-based (e.g. next generation) testing services. You will liaise closely with management and the bioinformatics teams, as well as the end users (including support staff) to understand needs and requirements. You will be expected to lead by example and work collaboratively to advance the application of NGS in the field of biosafety testing.


Who you are:

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Doctorate degree in information technologies, computer sciences, bioinformatics, or a scientific discipline (i.e. Chemistry, Biology, etc.) – OR - Master’s degree in information technologies, computer sciences, bioinformatics, or a scientific discipline (i.e. Chemistry, Biology, etc.) with 2+ years’ work experience – OR - Bachelor's degree in information technologies, computer sciences, bioinformatics, or a scientific discipline (i.e. Chemistry, Biology, etc.) with 5+ years’  work experience


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience with developing comprehensive data analysis tools using Perl, Python, R and/or other related programming languages
  • Experience with complex shell commands in LINUX operating systems (e.g. awk, sed etc.)
  • Experience with applying statistical methods for quantitative interpretation of large data sets.
  • Experience working with software version control systems (git/bitbucket preferred)
  • Experience working in a test-driven environment
  • Effective oral and written communication skills including drafting standard operating procedures, user requirements, design specifications, software lifecycle documentation etc.
  • Ability to interpret and summarize scientific results in a clear, concise and accurate manner
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision with excellent time management
  • Ability to handle multiple high-complexity projects simultaneously



What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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