SOPHiA GENETICS is hiring a

Senior NGS Bioinformatician (1 year contract)

Rolle, Switzerland
Contractor

We believe there is a smarter, more data-driven way to make decisions in health. As we pass 1,000,000 genomic profiles analyzed and look to the future of our platform, we are now searching for a Senior Bioinformatician who will be be part of a dynamic and exciting international team. Our SaaS DATA Platform combines deep expertise in life sciences and medical disciplines with mathematical capabilities in data computing.

Our mission is to bring data analytics solutions to market, to support healthcare professionals by maximizing the power of Data-Driven Medicine. SOPHiA GENETICS (NASDAQ: SOPH) combines collective intelligence in Genomics, Radiomics, clinical research data, the DDM - Data-Driven Medicine, we can ensure that the data used to help patients today will also benefit the patients of tomorrow.

As we further our mission to democratize data-driven medicine worldwide, we are looking for a Senior NGS Bioinformatician (1 year contract) to join our growing Bioinformatic Product Development team in Rolle, Switzerland.

The Senior NGS Bioinformatician is mainly responsible for data exploration on practical questions raised during SOPHiA GENETICS product development. The dataset involved may vary regarding gene panel, sample type, gene enrichment technology, sequencing platform, etc. The exploration scope may cover quality assessment of the NGS kits/chemical performance, evaluation of the accuracy and analytical performance of SOPHiA GENETICS products and other NGS product-oriented digging-out.

Based on insights from the research, the Senior Bioinformatician is expected to contribute to the improvement and development of SOPHiA GENETICS products, e.g. by suggesting and making changes in regard to probe design, analytical tools (pipeline modules), pipeline design, etc.

This position is a 1-year fix term contract and will be focus on exciting projects which are currently about to start. Depending on the evolution of the projects, this contract could be potentially renewed.


Responsabilities

  • Run SOPHIA GENETICS NGS pipelines in default mode;
  • Modify some scripts/modules manually for research purpose;
  • Understand the functions of each script/module in SG pipeline;
  • Carry out quality assessment and analytical performance on different chemicals or platforms by established metrics;
  • Perform data exploration on other practical questions related to product feasibility study to provide actionable insights
  • Explore new technical/biological features (e.g. UMI diversity) in deep to provide scientific insights and present the results logically;
  • Analyse dataset from collaborators and provide exploration results on time;
  • Join the discussion with collaborators for project progress and present the results;
  • Prepare NGS analysis results and present to customers and prospective clients at conferences and workshops.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 4 years Post-Doc experience in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or related field; Or PhD degree and equivalent relevant working experience.
  • Experience with the research, design and/or development of regulated medical devices is a plus
  • Strong background in cancer cell biology is a plus;
  • Extensive experience with targeted sequencing data analysis;
  • Excellent communication & presentation skills ( English is a must, any other language is an asset);

Benefits

You will be joining an organisation with the patient at the heart of every decision and action, driven by purpose as we drive exponential growth.

Business recognition and accolades include:

  • World's most innovative companies (Top 10)
  • World's smartest companies (Top 50)
  • 100 Best Places to Work in Boston
  • Top 10 European Tech Startup - 2020
  • Top 10 European biotechs startup to watch - 2021
  • Top 25 East-Coast Biotech to watch - 2021

Plus, you will find :

  • A flexible, friendly, and international working environment with a collaborative atmosphere
  • Flexible working hours, including hybrid remote / on-site working model
  • An exciting company mission that brings together science and technology to directly impact the lives of patients with life threatening illness.
  • A fast-growing company with plenty of opportunity for personal growth and development
  • A hard technical challenge to solve with exciting modern technology - cloud computing, Big Data, DevOps, machine learning

Location: Rolle, Switzerland. Office-based, including 2 days per week remote / 3 days on-site.

Start: ASAP (or as agreed)

Contract type: Fix-term contract of 1 year, based on project success. Could be renewed, depending on the evolution of the projects.


Application process

If you think you fit this position, please send a CV and a cover letter. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

After an initial screening process, candidates will be invited for remote interviews.

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