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AbCellera

Bioinformatician

Location
Vancouver, BC
Details
Full Time
Yesterday

At AbCellera, we’re solving tough problems and creating innovative solutions from the ground up. Our bioinformaticians are revolutionizing how our scientists explore antibodies and the scale at which they can do this. It’s life-changing research and you could be a part of it. Our ideal candidate is someone who can build and grow with us - an expert multitasker who loves finding order in large datasets from complex experimental pipelines. If you’re self-motivated, creative, and thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, we would love to hear from you.

We’re a dedicated team of 100+ people based in the heart of beautiful Vancouver and we’re growing quickly! We recently won BC Tech’s 2019 Technology Impact Award for Company of the Year - Scale Success so this is an exciting time to join us as we continue to put the “tech” in “biotech”! 

The role:

Our research creates a huge amount of data. We need someone like you to help bridge the gap between complex biological data and life-changing insights. On any given day you might:

  • Extend and improve production pipelines for analyzing single-cell and bulk immunoglobulin repertoire sequencing data
  • Build new bioinformatic tools for internal R&D priorities
  • Work closely with front-end and back-end developers to enable effective storage, processing, and visualization of large and complex datasets
  • Collaborate with wet-lab scientists to interpret and design experiments

Our current tech stack:

  • Python
  • Back-end powered by Django
  • Front-end in Angular or ReactJS, depending on the project
  • PostgreSQL database

What we’re looking for:

  • A graduate degree (MSc or PhD) in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or a related field
  • Experience working in a team environment, collaborating on solutions, and sharing code
  • Proficiency in at least one common coding language (Python preferred)
  • Experience working with high-throughput sequencing data
  • Experience modeling, designing, testing, and debugging code
  • A demonstrated ability to find creative and functional solutions to complicated problems
  • The ability to express complex ideas in understandable ways, and to communicate effectively with people from different fields
  • Excellent documentation skills with impeccable attention to detail

Bonus qualifications, but not required:

  • A good foundation in statistical analysis
  • An understanding of the basics and limitations of experimental protocols
  • A background in immunobiology
  • Experience with machine learning techniques, feature selection, and data exploration

Offers & Benefits:

  • The opportunity to make a real difference, working on challenging problems that matter
  • An attractive compensation package, including health and lifestyle benefits
  • A minimum of 3 weeks’ vacation
  • A seat in our beautiful new office in Vancouver, BC, Canada (just off Cambie Street - with plenty of good lunch options nearby)
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development

To apply:

Please send us your application through our website and refer to Job ID 4012 in your cover letter. We apologize in advance, but we receive a large volume of applications, and can only contact those who are selected for an interview.

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Biotechnology Software and Programming Science