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Sr. Staff Scientist Bioinformatics

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Location: South San Francisco
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Sr. Staff Scientist, Bioinformatics

Requisition ID: 132132BR

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them.

US- South San Francisco, CA

Genetic Sciences Division

How will you make an impact?

We are looking for a motivated Bioinformatics Scientist to support microbial applications using real time PCR and sequencing. The scientist will analyze microbial genomes, including bacteria, fungal, virus and protozoan and propose strategies for assay development and analysis.

What will you do?

  • Support gene expression products from conception to the final delivery.

  • Work with a development team consisting of lab scientists, product managers, and program managers

  • Present data and results to the team and to management.

  • Support and answer questions on existing products from field application specialists

How will you get here?


MS/PhD in bioinformatics, microbiology or related discipline with a minimum of 5 years of experience.


  • Experience leading projects from concept to product launch
  • Experience working in a Linux environment
  • Familiar with sequence data sources , e.g. NCBI
  • Experience analyzing experimental and sequence data
  • Microbiology background is highly desired.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to script in Perl or Python
  • Able to able to run jobs in a cluster environment , e.g. SGE
  • Able to query a database using SQL
  • Excellent communication skills and good presentation skills

Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit

  • EVRD2020 *GTSDouble

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