Bioinformatics Scientist

Illumina | Madison, WI

Posted Date 6/23/2022
Description Summary: The Bioinformatics Scientist group contributes to the development of new sequencing solutions. The team is responsible for defining and creating workflows that enable simplified analysis of customer data, integrating best-in-class community tools as well as developing new methods and algorithms to be deployed both locally and on Illumina’s cloud computing environment. The ideal candidate will be able to work in a cross functional team, translating the challenges faced by the group into bioinformatics solutions. The position requires a strong background in Bioinformatics with some software development. Interest into expanding software development skills and bioinformatics support. The ideal candidate will build tools using the latest Illumina cloud technology to help develop the next generations of world-class sequencing instruments. Responsibilities: Develop NGS analysis solutions for a wide variety of projects across various data types and platforms. Apply best practice computational methods to analyze large-scale biological data for next-generation sequencing, etc. in a fast-paced product development environment. Design and develop pipelines to address novel analytical challenges and to automate established analysis both locally and in the cloud computing environment Listed responsibilities are an essential, but not exhaustive list, of the usual duties associated with the position. Changes to individual responsibilities may occur due to business needs. Requirements: MS 1-3 year’s experience, or PhD with 0+ year’s experience or BS with 6+ years experience. Strong background in algorithms and software development Experience with high throughput sequencing technology, software tools and analysis strategies. Understanding & usage of biostatistics and bioinformatics algorithms Critical problem solving and data analysis Proficiency in programming in Python, R, Perl, C, C++, C# or Java Superior written and verbal communication skills Some Nextflow experience beneficial All listed requirements are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional task and responsibilities. Concerns regarding COVID-19 continue as positive cases are experienced in the communities in which we operate. Please be aware that, as a condition of employment, Illumina may require proof of COVID vaccination in accordance with local statutory requirements (subject to limited exceptions) beginning November 1, 2021. At Illumina, we strive to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace by cultivating an environment in which everyone contributes to our mission. Built on a strong foundation, Illumina has always been rooted in openness, collaboration, and seeking alternative views and perspectives to propel innovation in genomics. We are proud to confirm a zero-net gap in pay, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or race. We also have several Employee Resource Groups (ERG) that deliver career development experiences, increase cultural awareness, and demonstrate our collective commitment to diversity and inclusion in the communities we live and work. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you require accommodation to complete the application or interview process, please contact To learn more, visit:

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