Bioinformatics Scientist - Primer Design in South San Francisco, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 8/6/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Candidate will be responsible for primer design for the development of targeted sequencing panels, pipelines and algorithms for the next-gen DNA sequencing.


  • Develop, maintain, and operate bioinformatics pipelines for assay design, data mining and analysis
  • Design assays for custom targeted sequencing panels for external and internal researchers
  • Understand the core scientific questions and design assays to best address these questions.
  • Collaborate closely with the molecular biologists, product management, sales, experimental researchers and other members of the Bioinformatics team

Skills/Knowledge Requirements

  • Experience working and developing bioinformatics production systems.
  • The following are also required: hands-on experience with the relevant sequence analysis tools (e.g. Blast, Clustalw, bowtie, etc.)
  • The candidate must have experience in Perl / Python programming, shell scripting and SQL. 
  • This position requires the knowledge and skills normally acquired through completion of a MS/PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, Genomics or related field. Three years of relevant working experience is required.

Volt is an equal opportunity employer