Staff Scientist, Bioinformatics

Thermo Fisher Scientific
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Job Description

Requisition ID: 157666BR

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them.

US - Santa Clara, CA

Genetic Sciences Division

How will you make an impact?

Join us, an enterprising team of R&D scientists providing bioinformatic insight into new areas of genomic research. You will join a highly regarded team within Thermo Fisher Scientific and play a key role in evolving new product concepts into applications for customers across the globe.

What will you do?

  • Discover new ways of gathering and combining 'omic data into knowledge of disease and biology.
  • Provide bioinformatic and statistical consultation with R&D scientists to design, analyze, manage, and interpret all types of biological data.
  • Develop and present timely results of your work.
  • Seek out and promote new algorithmic and statistical methods.
  • Provide technical expertise for users of our products.
  • Document R&D activities and work within a core team environment.
  • Devise novel approaches to the generation of high quality, reliable and quantitative data.
  • Foster interdisciplinary teams and Interface with various departments throughout the business.
  • Participate in development of intellectual property and patent applications.
  • Interact with customers.
  • Gain insight into latest research methods and concepts.
  • Participate in process and operation improvement opportunities.
  • Comply with company quality management systems, policies and procedures.
  • Provide mentorship/training, when applicable.

You will often be self-directed relying on your experience and training but functioning within a highly collaborative team setting. You will provide leadership especially as it relates to statistical and biocomputational requirements. Excellent written and verbal communication skills will enable you to interact with the research and development team and find the right solution for their diverse scientific computing needs. You will be encouraged to perform professionally with the ability to provide accurate timelines to the completion of your work. You will also be encouraged to grow and strengthen strong connections to the greater research community outside the organization.

How will you get here?


Preferred PhD in Bioinformatics, biostatistics, statistics or related field with 4 - 6 years related experience.

Minimum requirement of BS (bioinformatics, biostatistics, statistics or related field) with 8-10 years of related experience or MS (bioinformatics, biostatistics, statistics or related field) with 6 years of experience


  • We are looking for expertise in the areas of genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, statistics, computational biology, mathematics or a related field.
  • Preferred experience with any ‘omics data including sequencing, microarrays, genotyping, gene expression, alternative splicing, methylation, ATAC or histone modifications.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Advanced experience with R, or MATLAB
  • Programming skills in a scripting language such as Perl or Python
  • Candidate should be able to demonstrate experience with handling large data sets
  • Be proficient with both UNIX (Linux) and Windows environments.

Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon.

Company Info.

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an American provisioner of scientific instrumentation, reagents and consumables, and software and services to healthcare, life science, and other laboratories in academia, government, and industry (including in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors). Based in Waltham, Massachusetts, Thermo Fisher was created in 2006 by the merger of Thermo Electron and Fisher Scientific, to form a company with US$ 9 billion.

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