Position Summary

Gritstone Oncology is seeking a Bioinformatics Scientist to help harness the immune system to treat cancer.  The primary role of the Bioinformatics Scientist is to be responsible for analysis of next generation sequencing data and development and implementation of bioinformatics software tools to support research and development objectives at Gritstone Oncology

We are looking for an independent and flexible team player who will thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, and highly collaborative environment. This is an opportunity to work for a well-funded early biotechnology company where bioinformatics analyses drive personalized cancer treatments.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Develop and perform novel, rigorous bioinformatics analyses
  • Work closely with other computational and experimental scientists to design experiments
  • Effectively communicate findings to stakeholders

 Minimum Education/Experience

  • PhD or Masters degree with comparable work experience, in bioinformatics, computational biology, or related scientific discipline
  • 3+ years relevant industry experience, including in a regulated setting

Other Qualifications

  • Proficiency with Python programming language
  • Experience with statistical analysis in R or Python, and data visualization are highly desireable
  • Experience with NGS software workflows and analysis of whole exome or targeted NGS sequencing data (DNA and RNA) on Illumina HiSeq/MiSeq sequencers
  • Knowledge of molecular biology, genetics, and cancer biology in addition to bioinformatics skills
  • Experience in execution of analysis SOPs to deliver the highest quality patient results in a regulated setting
  • CLIA/CAP or cGMP experience
  • Impeccable documentation practices and attention to detail
  • The ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A willingness to work hard in a fast-paced environment