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Bioinformatics Scientist - Primer Design

Kelly Services

South San Francisco, CA
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Job Title Bioinformatics Scientist - Primer Design

Jobid US15TPCH_BH1428071

Location: South San Francisco, CA, 94080, USA

Description **Bioinformatics Scientist - Primer Design**

South San Francisco, CA

6 month Assignment (May extend)

**Pay:** $45 – 55/hour

**Job Description:**

The candidate will be part of the Bioinformatics R D team in Clinical Next Generation Sequencing Group and will be responsible for primer design for the development of targeted sequencing panels, pipelines and algorithms for next-generation DNA sequencing.

As the leading supplier of life science technology and related applications, we are helping life scientists understand and use the power of genomics to pursue new scientific discoveries and advance clinical research in personalized medicine.

**Major Responsibilities:**

+ Design assays for custom targeted sequencing panels for external and internal researchers
+ Understand the core scientific questions and design assays to best address these questions.
+ Develop, maintain, and operate bioinformatics pipelines for assay design, data mining and analysis Improve the designs by iterative analysis of the sequencing data obtained.
+ Develop heuristic rules, optimization, and algorithms to improve the design pipeline.
+ Analyze sequence data and mine public databases for sequence content.
+ Collaborate closely with the molecular biologists, product management, sales, experimental researchers and other members of the Bioinformatics team
+ Work closely with external customers to understand and provide the best design solution that meets their needs
**Skills/Knowledge Requirements:**

+ Experience working and developing bioinformatics production systems.
+ This position requires the knowledge and skills normally acquired through completion of a MS/PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, Genomics or related field.
+ Three years of relevant working experience is required.
+ The candidate must have experience in Perl / Python programming, shell scripting and SQL.
+ The following are also required: hands-on experience with the relevant sequence analysis tools e.g. Blast, Clustalw, bowtie, etc. ; an excellent understanding of genomic databases and their annotations GenBank, RefSeq, ENSEMBL, dbSNP, UCSC genome browser ; a good understanding of the biology behind genotyping, gene expression profiling, comparative genomics and genetic mapping; an appreciation of the use of statistical methods and mathematical models in the interpretation of biological data; experience with next generation sequencing data
+ Strong communication and organization skills are needed.
**Why Kelly** **®** **?**

With Kelly, you’ll have access to some of the world’s highest-regarded scientific organizations—providing you with opportunities to work on today’s most challenging, research-intensive, and relevantprojects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits you’ll be proud to helpadvance. We work with 95 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and found opportunities for more than 9,000scientific professionals last year.

You pursued a career in science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the worlda better place. Let Kelly fuel your career—connect with us today.

**AboutKelly Services** **®**

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit and connectwith us on Facebook , LinkedIn and Twitter .

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females,Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and iscommitted to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunityis The Law.

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