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Bioinformatics Scientist

Company: Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
Location: Lees Summit
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Basic Function and Scope of Responsibility:

The Bioinformatics Scientist is primarily responsible for programming and applied statistics in support of data analysis plus new assay/method, design, and validation efforts for product development.

This is a full time position , working Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-5:00PM with overtime as needed.

Please note we are moving to a new facility in February 2022 and this position will be relocated to Lenexa, KS.

Essential Job Duties
Provide bioinformatics support for R&D projects requiring programming, handling omics data and statistical analysis of clinical data.
Work closely and effectively with Bioinformatics leadership to ensure that R&D projects are progressing, and milestones are achieved pursuant to organization and/or client timelines
Communication effectively with both internal and external clients regarding technical issues/projects
Write verification/validation reports and SOPs in accordance with Viracor Eurofins' established guidelines
Serve as team member on various ongoing and future new test idea generation projects
Develop and maintain an effective working relationship with clinical laboratory team to allow effective, coordinated assay transition from the R&D phase to clinical use
Develop an effective working relationship with Regulatory Affairs/Quality Assurance to assure R&D laboratory is in compliance with Viracor Eurofins' established guidelines for documentation, quality and safety
When appropriate, conduct regular individual meetings with R&D Scientists that focus on bioinformatics requirements related their respective responsibilities and project priorities
Communicate program objectives to cross-functional teams (clinical laboratory, regulatory teams)
Commitment to a high quality of work and at the same a high level of productivity
Maintain current knowledge of advances in pertinent fields.
Regularly contribute to laboratory team meetings that focus on associate training, associate development, and continuous improvement in laboratory processes
Preparation of poster presentations for national scientific meetings
Prepare manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals
Represent department and the organization favorably and in accordance with established Company standards and associate attributes at all times
Active participation in team and company meeting
Other duties as assigned by management


Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Master's degree in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics or Computer Science required
3+ years of relevant work experience OR PhD in lieu of experience required
Understanding of frequentist statistics, statistical analysis of laboratory validation data and power analysis.
As appropriate, communicates with clients within project meetings or independently via email or phone
Strong programming skills in languages such as Python, C and C++, and ability to work in Linux and Cloud-computing environment.
Experience with code optimization and containerization (Docker) is highly desirable
Experience of working with Next Ggeneration Ssequencing data is highly desirable
Published records to represent above skills
Problem solver
Strong time management skills
Demonstrated proven experience in managing complex projects, ability to succeed even with challenging projects, appreciation of priorities and critical factors.
Substantial technical writing: protocols, study reports, regulatory communications and manuscripts
An innovative and prepared mind to identify and protect unique intellectual properties is a bonus
Commitment to and track record of high quality of work
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other groups
Goal oriented, with excellent time management and organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to interact effectively and work efficiently with people at all levels in an organization
Excellent verbal & written communication skills
Keenly attentive to detail
Ability to keep sensitive information confidential

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.Viracor Eurofins is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace environment and is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Company that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy, genetic information (GINA), disability, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state, or local law. The Company's policy is to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer all employment-related matters on the basis of an individual's qualifications, abilities and efforts without regard to protected status. Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Physical Requirements

Physical dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms, and shoulders repetitively to operate a keyboard and other office equipment, use a telephone, access file cabinets and other items stored at various levels, including overhead

Ability to speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and understandably with sufficient volume to ensure an accurate exchange of information in normal conversational distance, over the telephone, and in a group setting

Ability to continuously operate a personal computer for extended periods of time (4 or more hours)

Mental acuity sufficient to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions

The essential physical and mental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

What We Offer

As a Eurofins employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work. We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and vacation, personal days, and dental and vision options.

To learn more about Viracor Eurofins, please visit the following websites http://www.viracor-eurofins.com and www.eurofinsus.com .

Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Keywords: Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, Lee's Summit , Bioinformatics Scientist, Other , Lees Summit, Missouri

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