1+ months


Kelly Services
South San Francisco, CA 94080
**Bioinformatics Contractor/Contract to hire**

Reports To: Head of Data Science Duration: 6 months of full-time work with potential for FTE conversion

Job Location: 100% remote, with option to work in South San Francisco, CA


1. Data science/bioinformatics with microbiome data

2. Genomic assembly or metagenomics

3. Small company/start up mentality with ability to think quickly, switch gears and go beyond boundaries, take the lead, etc.

**Company Overview**

The complex ecosystem of bacteria that comprise our gut microbiome are inextricably tied to the overall quality of human health. This position is with a new start-up company located in South San Francisco, CA poised to leverage the power of active microbial communities to address debilitating unmet medical needs. Our approach lies at the intersection of microbiology, chemistry, and genomics and uniquely enables us to harness the power of the microbiome and define the potential of this new therapeutic modality.

**Description of Role**

We are seeking a talented and motivated bioinformatician for contract employment. Core foci are the analysis of metagenomic data from communities of gut bacteria and the assembly of microbial genomes. This is an exciting entry level opportunity for someone who wants to immerse themselves in the fast paced and impactful early phases of startup discovery and development research in the pharmaceutical industry and generate data that will be used to make fundamental and highly consequential decisions for the future of the organization.

**The core responsibilities and opportunities are:**

+ Analyze metagenomic datasets generated from sequencing of bacterial communities, using proprietary state-of-the-art pipelines

+ Assemble and annotate individual bacterial genomes from genomic data Quality review of raw and analyzed data

+ Collaborate with experimental biologists to develop rigorous approaches for the management of large datasets

+ Communicate clearly, work independently, think critically, pay attention to detail, and collaborate across disciplines

+ Assist the data scientist with managing internal bioinformatics infrastructure, and identifying critical data science needs


+ B.S. in Bioinformatics, Genomics, Computer Science, Computational Biology, or a related field

+ Experience with metagenomics, including methods related to taxonomic and functional profiling

+ Experience with microbial genomics, including methods related to genome assembly and annotation

+ Experience with programming languages commonly used in bioinformatics, including R and Python

+ Familiarity with collaborative software development practices e.g., version control, unit testing, issue tracking

+ Strong background in microbiome science / microbial ecology

+ Keen attention to detail and ability to work independently

+ Experience with remote collaboration tools such as Slack, Zoom, Github, and SharePoint

+ Experience with scalable and reproducible scientific workflows using software containers, including Nextflow and Docker

+ Experience with AWS cloud computing and storage


+ M.S. in Bioinformatics, Genomics, Computer Science, Computational Biology, or a related field

+ Documented experience with collaborative software development practices e.g., version control, unit testing, issue tracking

+ Experience with building and managing databases , including schema development and SQL

+ Ability to manage, organize, and document large datasets

**Personal Profile**

Our ideal teammate is diligent, responsible, focused, goal oriented, self-motivated, flexible, and mature, with a drive to stay focused, productive, and organized in a role with a diversity of responsibility and demands and rapidly evolving priorities.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/non-traditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.
Posted: 2020-10-30 Expires: 2020-12-12

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