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Jobs - Julie Bukar - Founder - JGB BioPharma Consulting Inc

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1) Field Application Scientist – Full Time (San Francisco or Greater Bay Area) BZ146J

2) R&D Scientist (Senior Scientist) – Full Time (San Francisco or Greater Bay Area) W146KQ

3) (Senior) Bioinformatics Scientist – Full Time (New York) GP143V

4) Principal Genome Scientist – Full Time (San Francisco/Peninsula/Marin/Sonoma/Napa/Santa Rosa/Petaluma) AT103J

5) Senior Java Server Developer - Bioinformatics – Full Time (San Francisco/Peninsula/Marin/Sonoma/Napa/Santa Rosa/Petaluma) P103LA

6) Senior Front End Developer for Bioinformatics – Full Time (San Francisco/Peninsula/Marin/Sonoma/Napa/Santa Rosa/Petaluma) FB103T


1) Field Application Scientist – Full Time (San Francisco or Greater Bay Area) BZ146J

DESCRIPTION:

  • Provide technical support to research and clinical teams worldwide
  • Assist partners remotely or on-site as needed, respond to inquiries in timely and professional manner, provide ongoing training.
  • Become an expert on company technologies: troubleshoot and deliver solutions to partner’s problems.
  • Develop new partnerships: conduct site evaluations, provide logistics support and initial training including technical presentations and hands-on assay demonstrations.
  • Plan and execute experiments supporting technology transfer and partner support activities (e.g., workflow changes, replicating / confirming partner’s results).
  • Generate technical documentation, training materials and reports.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal teams (sales, business development, R&D) and external collaborators.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and troubleshooting skills with in-depth knowledge of molecular biology methods including DNA sequencing, qPCR, PCR, and related methods.
  • Very strong written and verbal communication skills and high level of responsiveness required.
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally 10 - 50% of time.
  • Familiarity with various medical device regulations such as CLIA, CAP, 21CFR 820, 806, 803, 210, 211, European In-Vitro Diagnostic Directive 98/79/EC, and EN ISO 13485:2012 preferred.
  • M.S. or Ph.D. in molecular biology or closely related field and at least 4 years of experience in technical field support or molecular assay development

To apply for a position send your resume to Jobs@JGBBioPharma.com

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2) R&D Scientist (Senior Scientist) – Full Time (San Francisco or Greater Bay Area) W146KQ

DESCRIPTION:

  • The successful candidate will be a self-starter, enjoy working in a fast-paced multidisciplinary team environment, and be motivated to develop technologies with a significant clinical impact.
  • Leading in-lab efforts to develop novel nucleic acid based tests, including planning, feasibility testing, protocol development, optimization, verification and validation, and launch
  • Designing and coordinating the execution of effective experiments and analyzing data
  • Making experimental decisions to meet timelines
  • Documenting research progress under a quality management system
  • Communicating progress directly with colleagues and senior management

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Track record of originating new methodologies and developing novel nucleic acid techniques.
  • Experience with nucleic acid technology relating to PCR, qPCR, multiplex PCR, and digital PCR.
  • Experience with next generation sequencing.
  • Demonstrated success in applying independent scientific judgment in experimental design and analysis.
  • Proven success in managing collaborative and individual projects, skills at writing clear SOPs and reports, and experience with Design Control a plus.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Adept with Excel, basic statistical analysis.
  • Programming (e.g. PERL, python) and databases experience (SQL) a plus.
  • Strongly prefer Ph.D. in molecular biology or closely a related field and at least 4 years of industry experience.

To apply for a position send your resume to Jobs@JGBBioPharma.com

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3) (Senior) Bioinformatics Scientist – Full Time (New York) GP143V

DESCRIPTION:

  • Working with standard bioinformatics tools and visualization packages
  • Automating and refining the processing and analysis of large data sets
  • Developing and using bioinformatics pipelines to prepare and analyze data
  • Designing, developing, and maintaining databases for scientific and commercial applications
  • Analyzing and working with NGS data, ideally whole genome sequence data


EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Genetics, Biology or related Genetics field with additional postdoctoral or industry experience (for Senior role)    
  • Proficiency in Python, Perl, Java, C/C++, and R programming
  • Good working knowledge of current best practices in genetic variant discovery, variant analysis, and validation methods
  • Experience with Whole Genome sequence data required (e.g. not microbes, plants etc.)
  • Strong organizational, written, and communication skills
  • Good analytical and problem solving abilities
  • A proven publication record
  • Experience in human genetics is highly preferred
  • Enjoys working in highly collaborative environment with diverse team to tackle complex problems
  • Is disciplined and driven to deliver ongoing research results
  • Has a positive attitude with willingness to be hands on when needed
  • Highly organized
  • strong written and verbal communicator
  • Has hard work ethic with emphasis on execution

To apply for a position send your resume to Jobs@JGBBioPharma.com

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4) Principal Genome Scientist – Full Time (San Francisco/Peninsula/Marin/Sonoma/Napa/Santa Rosa/Petaluma) AT103J

DESCRIPTION:

  • Provides scientific and technical leadership for the development of the product for rapid identification of disease-causing variants from genome and exome sequencing datasets.  
  • This position also interacts with the community, customers, and key opinion leaders to drive scientific collaborations, grant proposals, and scientific service deliverables that advance the capabilities, customer value and awareness for genome informatics solutions.  
  • The Principal Genome Scientist routinely represents the company as a scientific lead at industry conferences and key customer meetings and events.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Extensive knowledge and background with analysis and interpretation of next generation sequencing data, with direct experience identifying variants driving human disease and/or therapeutic response.  
  • Experience working closely with a software development team is a strong plus.
  • Team player, excellent communicator

To apply for a position send your resume to Jobs@JGBBioPharma.com

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5) Senior Java Server Developer - Bioinformatics – Full Time (San Francisco/Peninsula/Marin/Sonoma/Napa/Santa Rosa/Petaluma) P103LA

DESCRIPTION:


  • Looking for an experienced server-side developer who has a good eye for software architecture and API design, and a proven track record of building scalable bioinformatics / scientific software systems for big data analysis workflows in genomics and life sciences. 
  • This position will help build out the industry-leading genomic data analysis cloud platform for large scale scientific and clinical data analysis and management. 
  • Experience with genomics, bioinformatics and life sciences is required.
  • As a senior back end developer, you will develop software and infrastructure used to deliver the  cloud-based product line to a global community of researchers, scientists, clinicians and medical geneticists. 
  • Work closely with our scientific product leads, bioinformaticians, and front end developers on developing big data management frameworks, tooling, applications and reporting / visualizations that support large-scale, sophisticated data analysis and interpretation of genomic and genetic data. The solutions you develop will be used by molecular biologists, clinical geneticists and researchers, and biomedical informaticians, and will fundamentally enable the application of technologies for the improvement of human health.
  • A good fit would be a rock star Java developer with an aptitude for tackling complex data processing, analysis and workflow challenges in the life sciences. You will need a strong analytical mindset and a talent for executing quickly while still following best practices and who thrives on new technology and has an avid interest in bioinformatics and genomics. Use a hybrid web stack, with mostly Java on the back end but some Python and Perl as well. You will be expected to help make decisions on server-side library and framework usage, including both generic software frameworks as well as ones focused on life sciences and bioinformatics, as well as scaling our distributed computing cloud configuration supporting large scale data management and processing for our customers around the world.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Science, Biological Life Science
  • 5+ years of recent Java development experience – this is a primary requirement.
  • 5+ years’ working experience involving Bioinformatics software bioinformatics tools and biological databases
  • 3+ years’ experience building NGS pipelines for processing human sequencing data from at least Illumina and Ion Torrent platforms
  • 3+ years working in a team-based agile development environment
  • Familiarity with Linux required, experience with Python and Bash scripting preferred
  • Understanding of Next Generation Sequencing technique and expertise with NGS bioinformatics tools such as GATK, Bowtie, etc
  • PhD in Bioinformatics or Computational Science preferred
  • 8+ years bioinformatics development experience in a research or translational setting
  • Experience working with both DNA-Seq and RNA-Seq data
  • Experience with commercial and open source NGS pipeline infrastructure tooling and cloud infrastructure like Amazon Web Services, Heroku, etc
  • Strong experience with Python language and libraries; 3+ years applying Python scripting to bioinformatics preferred
  • Strong communication skills and willingness to ask a question. We do not typically assign 100% specced-out tasks that always must be implemented an exact way; you'll be given a business problem to solve for the user, and expected to understand and explore the space of design alternatives to come up with a good solution, using rapid prototyping to test your design hypotheses. Questions will occur and it is important that you be comfortable asking them and chasing down answers.
  • Know how to optimizing complex distributed software systems in a cloud deployed environment.
  • Strong believer in version control tooling and know your way around git and Github.
  • Resourceful and can pull down a Java or Python project and get running on development the same day.
  • Like working with teams on large apps where modularity, performance, flexibility, maintainability, and API integration are fundamental concepts that inform your code and architecture decisions.

To apply for a position send your resume to Jobs@JGBBioPharma.com

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6) Senior Front End Developer for Bioinformatics – Full Time (San Francisco/Peninsula/Marin/Sonoma/Napa/Santa Rosa/Petaluma) FB103T

DESCRIPTION:

  • Will lead front end development on the DataStream tools used to deliver the entire company product line to the customers, and to integrate products and platform technology into a wide range of scientific workflows across academia, pharma, biotech and clinical settings. 
  • Will work closely with the scientific product leads, bioinformaticians, and back end developers on developing tools and visualizations that support large-scale, sophisticated data analysis and interpretation. 
  • The solutions you develop will be used by molecular biologists, clinical geneticists and researchers, and biomedical informaticians, and will fundamentally enable the application of company technologies for the improvement of human health.
  • A good fit would be a developer who can execute quickly while still following best practices and who thrives on new technology and has an avid interest in bioinformatics and genomics. Using a hybrid web stack, with mostly Java on the back end but some Python and Perl as well. 
  • Expected to help make decisions on front-end library usage, front-end and javascript architecture, and lead implementation of CSS, HTML and JS. Help evaluate and select modern tooling (such as SASS, Coffeescript, Grunt) and selectively apply techniques in the space (such as Raphael, D3, Backbone). 
  • Talented front-end developer who writes clean, well-organized CSS and HTML and composes Javascript beyond the walled garden of JQuery.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A bioinformatics degree is not required for this position, but experience building web-based user interfaces or information visualizations for biomedical researchers, scientists and clinicians is a must.
  • Exceptional HTML5, CSS and JavaScript skills, JKQuery
  • Experience working with Java backends a must; Java software development experience strongly preferred.
  • MVC, SVN, Linux command line
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly and independently implement MVC sites using Bootstrap or similar frameworks.
  • Strong attention to detail and visual design -- please expect to show your portfolio
  • Bonus: experience with CoffeeScript, SASS, Django and similar
  • Bonus: experience with JS app and visualization frameworks: EmberJS, Angular, Backbone, D3
  • Strong experience with MVC client-side libraries, having done one or more substantial projects with a framework such as Backbone or Ember.
  • Experience : built web applications that involve multiple user roles working together in a multi-step workflow
  • Have demonstrated design skills for rich data-driven web apps
  • Projects to identify what’s missing or unworkable in a wireframe or high-level set of design requirements, and have the basic design and UX chops to improvise when necessary.
  • Strong communication skills and willingness to ask a question. 
  • Expected to understand and explore the space of design alternatives to come up with a good solution, using rapid prototyping to test your design hypotheses. 
  • Know how to optimizing website resources and front-end performance for data-heavy Javascript apps
  • Should be comfortable and effective using SASS (or LESS, Stylus, etc.) and know your way around Grunt, Bower, etc. Coffeescript tolerance is a plus.
  • Well-versed in the classic front end skills as well - you know your meta tags, SEO basics, and analytics / user tracking, and can deal with IE8 etc. should the unfortunate necessity arise.
  • Version control tooling and know your way around git and Github.
  • Resourceful and can pull down a PHP or Ruby project and get running on development the same day.
  • Like working with teams on large apps where performance, responsive design and API integration are fundamental concepts that inform your code and architecture decisions.

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