Internship

Bioinformatician

BugSeq Bioinformatics Inc.


  Posted: May 11, 2021

  Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

  Internship Program: Digital Tech

  Salary Range: $50,000 - $60,000

  Hours per Week: 40

  Start Date: June 14, 2021

  End Date: November 12, 2021

Job Description

We are looking for a talented bioinformatician to design and validate novel pipelines for our platform. We are looking for developers who are excited about launching new products and features into production, can work autonomously, and don't back down from the challenges of scale. Our ideal candidate has experience building pipelines from the ground up and publishing them in the peer-reviewed literature.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Design and develop core features for a bioinformatics platform that is truly first of its kind
• Identify new technologies and best practices for our growing team
• Author scientific papers validating our analyses and comparing them to alternative methods
• Incorporate user feedback to design and build a better product
• Debug analysis issues across tools and data types
• You'll be working with modern technologies like Nextflow, Biocontainers, Docker, Conda, Python, R, etc.

Knowledge and Skills

• You've completed at least third year of a Bachelor's Degree in bioinformatics, computational biology or a related field
• You are a self starter who can prioritize what to work on and fully design, build and write tests for new pipelines
• You have a few years experience doing bioinformatics analyses
• You have authored several bioinformatics papers
• Nextflow experience is a plus
• Experience with metagenomic data is a plus
• You strongly believe in high code quality, automated testing and other engineering best practices
• You are comfortable learning new technologies and systems

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree in bioinformatics, computational biology or a related field

  How to Apply

To apply, send your resume to careers@bugseq.com.

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