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Scientist III Bioinformatics

Austin, TX

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Our client, is an American multinational, biotechnology product development company, seeks an accomplished “Scientist III Bioinformatic”.


Position: Scientist III Bioinformatics (#2510)

Location: Austin, TX 78744

Duration: up to 12 months


Pay Rate: $35/hr W2 - $40/hr. W2 (depending upon experience)




You will be an integral part of an enthusiastic and dedicated team of scientists, engineers working towards development and validation of cutting edge scientific solutions applying unique bioinformatics solutions to Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data.

Your job is to develop and test customized analytical solutions which leverage current Ion Torrent(TM) software frameworks for measuring gene expression using targeted NGS panels for clinical diagnostics applications. In addition, you will have the opportunity to develop potentially novel algorithms which may be packaged into R&D analytical modules.



  • Using current client analytical software workflows, design analytical strategies with fully defined metrics to evaluate performance of custom NGS assays targeting specific gene targets and generating gene expression profiles.

  • Modify and integrate any panel specific parameter customizations while developing a testing schema to be employed for assay validation which includes all relevant variant calling metrics as defined by you and the clinical diagnostics team.

  • Position also will require regular communication with Ion Torrent(TM) software teams and clinical diagnostics teams.

  • Position also requires frequent data analysis / software development summaries to be presented to and reviewed by the team and coordinate with various stakeholders in system/primary/secondary/tertiary analysis to drive issues to resolution.



  • BS or higher in Bioinformatics, Biomedical engineering, Computer science/engineering or related fields.

  • MS degree in Molecular biology with 3+ years of working experiences in bioinformatics field will also be considered.

  • Strong knowledge of sequence analysis and bioinformatics tools and public databases, e.g. IGV, BLAST, Ensembl, NCBI, UCSC Genome browser, OMIM, COSMIC etc.

  • 3+ years of Software development skills and experience.

  • Strong development skills Python/Perl experience is needed.

  • Strong expertise working in a Linux/Unix environment.

  • Good understanding of software design and development cycle.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Product development and / or industry experience in a multi-disciplinary Biotech environment is a plus.

  • Knowledge of gene expression profiling/clustering algorithms, visualization and R-Bioconductor packages is highly desirable. Experience with Software production tools (IDE, source control, and document tracking) and Test Management (HP QC, JIRA) is a plus.

  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively with scientists, engineers and software developers and be detail oriented and self-driven.


I'd love to talk to you if you think this position is right up your alley, and assure a prompt communication, whichever direction.


If you're looking for rewarding employment and a company that puts its employees first, we'd like to work with you.


Lalit Malgotra


Tel: 925-297-6480

Email ID: Lmalgotra@ameritconsulting.com


NOTE: Candidates that are offered a position are required to pass pre-employment drug and background screening. Qualified candidates with criminal histories, are considered in a manner that is consistent with local, state and federal laws