Senior Genomic Data Scientist - Computational Biology
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: October 14, 2019
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The OpportunityAncestryDNA is seeking a Computational
Biologist/Senior Genomic Data Scientist to work closely with a
talented, diverse, and highly collaborative team of computer
scientists, population geneticists, statisticians, biologists, and
epidemiologists to develop state-of-the-art genomic analyses, and
statistical analyses using our singular database of DNA, family
histories, phenotypic records, user-curated survey responses, and
historical documents. The successful candidate will be responsible
for coordinating and prioritizing research activities to achieve
these goals and work closely with developers, architects, and
engineers to build robust systems to deliver the results of new
Who You Are
- The successful candidate will have a PhD in computer science,
computational biology, biostatistics, or related field.
- The candidate must have experience working with genomic and
phenotypic data. Experience with electronic medical record data,
natural language processing, text classification or text feature
extraction and construction a plus
- The candidate must have demonstrated success developing machine
learning models and approaches, genomic analyses, or statistical
methods, with applications for analysis of genomic data.
- Minimum 2 years of post-graduate experience mentoring
scientists and managing inter-dependent research projects.
- The candidate must have a strong programming skills and
demonstrated proficiency working with large datasets in distributed
computing environment. Experience building workflows and pipelines
in AWS a plus.
- The candidate must have proven track record managing scientific
research effort and prioritizing work to meet deadlines
- Strong writing, communication, organizational and interpersonal
skills will be needed in our collaborative and fast-paced team.
Additional Information:Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer
that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color,
religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual
orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age,
mental or physical disability, medical condition, military or
veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information,
or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In
addition, Ancestry will provide reasonable accommodations for
qualified individuals with disabilities.
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pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ancestry will
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