Uniquely positioned to enhance quality of life in aging, at Alkahest, we are pioneering science that is rapidly being translated to the clinic.
Our approaches utilizein vivo, in vitro, proteomic, and molecular techniques to identify new therapeutics and apply them to patients.
We are seeking a highly motivated Bioinformatics Engineer.The role will provide primary analytical and database support of large scale omics / biomarker studies as well as other biological studies.
These studies will involve cutting edge science and the efforts of this role will be pivotal in advancing our therapeutic capabilities.
The role requires dedication, flexibility, excellent communication and organization to successfully drive the science and achieve Alkahest’s corporate mission.
This position reports to the Senior Director Informatics.
Alkahest offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, annual bonus potential, stock options, opportunities for career growth and development, and a work environment that is collaborative, collegial and lots of fun.
Serve as bioinformatics engineering lead and champion best practices as well as explore new methodologies
Develop automated analysis pipelines for standardized workflows with a focus on visualizations
Develop end-user tools enabling scientists to process and evaluate their own data
Develop in-house and off-the-shelf information systems to capture and share biological insight gathered from internal as well as external efforts
Ensure completeness, correctness and integrity of analyses and data sets
Engage external resources to apply cutting edge methodologies and ensure recognition in the scientific community including publications
Other responsibilities as assigned
Bachelor’s or higher in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or related field
Significant experience (4+ years) working with multiple types of biological data and computational environments
Demonstrated knowledge of bioinformatics principles, tools, and databases
Demonstrated software development skills in C++, Scala or other
Demonstrated scripting skills in Python and R, in particular solid experience with ggplot. Experience with bioconductor, matplotlib, seaborn and similar packages is a plus
Significant experience working on the command line using BASH
Web development skills in frameworks such as Django, Play or Shiny
Experience modeling and implementing scientific data in a relational database such as PostgreSQL or Oracle
Strong team spirit but also the ability to self-motivate and work independently
Creative problem solver with the ability to operate in a wide dynamic range of possibilities and uncertainty
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills Must feel comfortable bridging scientists’ needs with informatics
Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
Experience with Mass Spectrometry and / or single-cell RNA sequencing data analysis a significant plus
Comfortable working in a multi-tasked, fast-paced startup environment