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Bioinformatics Scientist Job

Date: Feb 13, 2018

Location: San Diego, CA, US

Company: BASF

Bioinformatics Scientist-1704866

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Description
At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. In San Diego, California specifically, we focus on developing new enzyme products that will be manufactured using fermentation processes. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2015. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking a Scientist I to join the Computational Biology group located in San Diego, California.

Position Information…

You will report directly to the Bioinformatics team leader at San Diego. Working locally and globally with other researchers, computational biologists and bioinformaticians, you will provide Bioinformatic and data analysis support. The work will involve gene and enzyme curation and annotation, creating and optimizing bioinformatic pipelines, analyzing all generations of sequencing data, and providing direct bioinformatic support to projects. You will be involved on one or more currently ongoing projects that may include enzyme expression and functional analysis, bioinformatic support for vector and strain construction, and general protein bioinformatic analysis leveraging information and knowledge creation from diverse public and private datasets and computational tools. In addition, you will gain experience working as part of a multifunctional project team within a global sub-function and exposure to how business strategy drives R&D work within a corporation. In addition, you will gain experience working as part of multifunctional project teams and contribute towards development of novel R&D strategies.

Formula for Success: You Will...

· Curate and manage large datasets, gather end user requirements

· Develop, optimize and apply pipelines and algorithms for processing and analyzing biological data

· Conduct independent data analysis and interpretation, and generate reports as per specifications

· Evaluate tools and coordinate efforts between the project teams and IT groups to define, validate and implement software for data management and analysis

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You
- MS in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Molecular Biology or a related field with Bioinformatics analysis experience or BS in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Molecular Biology or a related field with 2+ years of Bioinformatics analysis experience.
- Experience in one or more areas of bioinformatics/computational biology including protein and DNA sequence analysis and use of various bioinformatics and data analysis applications in Unix and other operating systems
- Computing skills with Perl or Python and/or other scripting/programming languages
- SQL and knowledge of database design

· Demonstrated ability in:

· defining requirements and interpreting results for scientists

· working as part of a team and communicating effectively

· innovative thinking and implementation

We’d also like to see…
- Understanding of statistical analysis methods
- Additional experience in other areas of Bioinformatics:
- genome sequence analysis
- Biodiversity analysis such as phylogenetics and comparative phylogenomics
- metagenomics pathway and functional analysis (gene/protein sequence-based function annotations and gene ontologies)
- analysis of protein expression
- meaningful integration and assembly of different types of biological, biophysical and informatics data

Primary Location: US-CA-San Diego
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: GOM-Digitalization in R&D


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