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Clinical Bioinformatics Analyst

Introduction

Blueprint Genetics is on a mission to bring world-class genetic knowledge to mainstream healthcare. Next generation sequencing (NGS) produces large quantities of data, requiring highly efficient computing infrastructure and data analysis pipelines. To meet the challenges imposed by our rapid growth, we are looking for a Clinical Bioinformatics Scientist to join our Clinical Bioinformatics Team. 

We are a team of experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds who share the passion for helping patients and families suffering from inherited disorders. Our constantly evolving diagnostic portfolio currently includes over 200 tests that cover a wide variety of clinical specialties and diagnostic approaches, including Whole Exome Sequencing. We work with hundreds of clinics around the globe and the quality of our interpretation has been praised by many of the world’s best medical centers. If you have the ambition to be among the pioneers of the molecular era of medicine, you might be the person we are looking for.

Job description

In this position you are one of the NGS experts of the company. You work in a versatile role in our Clinical Group in the cross-section of our Bioinformatics, Interpretation, Lab R&D, Software Development and Data Science teams. Your daily tasks involve taking deep dives into the NGS data of patients to help our geneticists to solve bioinformatically challenging patient cases. You work closely with Bioinformatics R&D team and you participate in development and testing of new laboratory assays, bioinformatic tools and pipeline updates. Clinical Bioinformatics Scientist also performs bioinformatic analyses in custom research projects with our customers.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Bioinformatics or related field
  • Work experience (>3 years) in NGS data analysis projects is required 
  • Intermediate skills in scripting/programming (e.g. Python, bash, R) is required. Experience in cloud computing is an asset.
  • Experience with latest bioinformatic tools and genetic variant/bioinformatic databases is required
  • Experience in working under certified and accredited quality management systems is an asset
  • Fluent skills in oral and written English are a necessity

As a person, we expect you to have:

  • Great attention to detail
  • Effective planning and organization skills
  • Excellent follow-through abilities
  • Fitting the immediate, low-hierarchy and positive Blueprint culture

What we offer

At Blueprint Genetics, you get to be a valued part of our global and multidisciplinary team of people who want to make a difference. You will be working daily to bring your expertise from base pairs to bedside for improved patient outcomes.  We offer you a rapidly evolving working environment where you can learn and grow together with a unique company and great colleagues. You get to use everything you have learned in an environment that is unlike anything you have experienced before.

Please submit your application and CV along with your salary request at the latest on December 16. Position will be filled as soon as suitable candidate is found.

Inquiries about the position can be sent to Clinical Bioinformatics Team Leader Dr. Mikko Muona at mikko.muona[at]blueprintgenetics.com.

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