Senior Bioinformatician

Job ID: 1523598 | Services LLC


Amazon is focused on protecting the health and safety of our employees while continuing to serve people who need our services more than ever. Regular testing on a global scale across all industries would both help keep people safe and help get the economy back up and running. But, for this to work, we as a society would need vastly more testing capacity than is currently available. Unfortunately, today we live in a world of scarcity where COVID-19 testing is heavily rationed.

To help solve this problem, Amazon has begun building incremental testing capacity and conducting research and development to apply cutting-edge technology advances to solve testing bottlenecks. We are seeking a Bioinformatics Lead to help define new approaches and execute against scaling them. You will work with a unique and gifted team developing these and collaborate with cross-functional teams. Our team rewards intellectual curiosity while maintaining a laser-focus in bringing products to market. Competitive candidates are responsive, flexible, and able to succeed within an open, collaborative, entrepreneurial, startup-like environment. At the cutting edge of both academic and applied research in this product area, you have the opportunity to work together with some of the most talented scientists, engineers, and product managers in the field.


· PhD or equivalent Master's degree plus 5+ years of research experience in a quantitative field
· 3+ years experience investigating the feasibility of applying scientific principals and concepts to business problems and products
· A quantitative and analytical background, with a STEM Degree (Molecular Biology / Computer Science / Maths, Engineering / equivalent) and 3+ years relevant experience
· Excellent speaking-listening-writing skills, attention to details, proactive self-starter
· Experience working with, or as a researcher in healthcare or the life sciences, in computational biology (e.g. next-generation sequencing, population genetics, transcriptomics, metagenomics, epigenomics)
· Knowledge of a modern programming language (Python, JavaScript, Go, .Net, Java, etc.)
· Familiarity with Linux/Unix command-line interfaces
· Passion for science, technology and learning
· Builds and evaluates algorithms and statistical models to improve and expand existing bioinformatics tools/applications/pipelines


· Continued or advanced learning (Masters, PhD, post-doctoral research or equivalent) in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or a related field
· Previous industry experience
· Familiarity with tools and methodologies used in clinical labs
· Understanding trends in areas relevant to the role, such as Next Generation Sequencing
· Proven ability to identify, analyze and solve ambiguous problems with attention to detail
· Experience developing bioinformatics tools and software in a CLIA/CAP regulated environment
· Understanding of statistical and analytical workings of commonly used bioinformatics tools (e.g. variant callers and aligners)
· Experience collaborating effectively with internal or external stakeholder groups at multiple levels
· History of independent research as evidenced by a track record of publications, patent filings, conference presentations or invited talks

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