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Bioinformatician

Company:
SelfDecode
Location:
Newport Beach, California, United States
Posted:
June 11, 2019

Description:

About Us:

We are a fast-growing and leading company in the personalized health space. We build software to help interpret peoples’ genetics, lab tests and symptoms in order to give personalized health recommendations.

Our primary goal is to give people the tools they need to live a healthier and better life

We are a flat organization and prioritize efficiency

We work as a team and every input and suggestion is taken into account, no matter who it comes from

We thrive on open communication and dedication

We are a meritocracy and people who show good abilities can move up in the organization fast.

Our three companies:

Selfhacked.com - With over 1.5 million visitors per month, SelfHacked is the best source of scientific information on supplements and health topics with integrity, no agenda or ideology. We strive for completeness and accuracy, and we work to make it accessible for everyone. The SelfHacked team includes 4 PhDs, 1 PharmD, 2 PhD students, 2 MS in Biology, and a few Biochemistry graduates.

SelfDecode.com - We analyze people's DNA (over 15,000 users so far) and symptoms and give them health recommendations based on their DNA that are simple and easy to understand using our custom-built algorithms.

LabTestAnalyzer.com - Provides high-quality, science-backed information and lifestyle, diet, and supplement recommendations based on lab test results.

We are very selective in our process because we look for a very long-term, full time partnership with our employees.

If this is the type of company you want to be a part of, apply now!

Job Type and Pay:

We are looking for a talented Bioinformatician. Pay will be in accordance with abilities and experience.

Full-time only

Position is remote

No agencies

Must work a minimum of 4 hours within PST time zone between 9AM to 8PM PST

Required Duties & Skills:

Develop methods and perform analyses that will advance the understanding of human genetics and shape SelfDecode’s consumer product

Consult with researchers to analyze problems, recommend technology-based solutions, or determine computational strategies

Initiate long-term R&D projects that bring research advances into SelfDecode’s consumer product

Analyze large molecular datasets such as genomic sequence data

Review professional literature to maintain professional knowledge

Provide scientific support to a variety of teams across the company in a way that makes scientific knowledge accessible to a wide audience

Provide statistical and computational tools for biologically based activities such as genetic analysis, measurement of gene expression, and gene function determination

Keep abreast of the latest in Biochemistry, instrumentation, or software by reading scientific literature and attending professional conferences

Review professional literature to maintain professional knowledge

Improve user interfaces to bioinformatics software and databases

Create or modify web-based bioinformatics tools

Work collaboratively with departments such as marketing, business development, and developers to coordinate product development or improvement

Prepare summary statistics of information regarding human genome

Ph.D. in Population Genetics, Statistical Genetics or a related field (e.g., Genetics, Computer Science, Statistics, Bioinformatics, Physics, Mathematics)

Evolutionary or population genetics research experience

Experience in algorithm development or machine learning approaches

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Plusses:

Hands-on experience working with very large datasets in Python

Research focus on human population genetics