Senior Data Scientist

Redwood City, California Illumina, Inc.

Do you want to make a difference? Illuminas mission is to improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome. If that inspires you, lets talk. Weve built a culture fueled by innovation, collaboration and openness, and established ourselves as the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies. Our people and our technology change lives by driving advancements in life sciences, oncology, reproductive health, agriculture and other emerging markets. Life at Illumina is about working with teammates who are deeply passionate about what we do, because we know that our work has the power to improve lives. Were an established company with a track record of phenomenal growth. Just check out our investor events and presentations to learn about our financial accomplishments. Our growth isnt just in financials, weve been busy hiring the best and the brightest. Perhaps thats why MIT has ranked Illumina near the top of its Worlds Smartest Companies each of the last three years. If you thrive in a brilliant, fast-paced, and mission-driven environment, Illumina is the place for you. Join the journey of a lifetime. Join Illumina. Position Summary: As Illumina’s Senior Data Scientist, you will support all data analysis activities in the CLIA/CAP genomic service laboratories, one of the highest throughput genomic labs in the world. You will be part of a team of genomic experts focused on delivering high quality, customer centric results. Activities include the planning, implementation and troubleshooting of tools and data analysis approaches. An excellent understanding of data science, statistics, and human genetics is essential as the position requires working in interdisciplinary teams. Excellent communication skills are necessary to communicate complex topics to a broad audience. All About You Responsibilities: * Lead in the resolution of a variety of data challenges, centered on the very high throughput clinical lab operations, on topics such as: + Human genomic variation and assay design. + Process and reagents variability. + Clinical usefulness of an assay. * Design and implement studies to improve assay performance, research and clinical reports as well as drive operational savings. * Coordinate tasks in Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) such as collection of requirements, software verification, sustaining and clinical validation. * Lead deep dive investigations in every aspect of the lab operations and protocol design. * Work collaboratively with research scientists across the organization representing the clinical lab. * Communicate findings to research scientists and present results to the R&D, Quality Assurance, process engineering and laboratory teams. * Understand the business impact of different solutions, articulate the risks, costs and technology requirements Requirements: * 4-5 years of relevant experience. * Demonstrable experience with machine learning, Bayesian statistics, clustering/classification, multivariate analysis, regression, clustering and when to apply them. * Demonstrable skill developing tools and analysis pipelines with SQL, R, python, Java or C#. * Experience querying relational databases and familiarity with database design approaches. * Experience manipulating large data sets using database tools and programming approaches. * Preferred experience with genomic data: Arrays, Whole Genome Sequencing, Exome Sequencing, ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq. * Strong interpersonal skills; able to engage with and collaborate across inter-disciplinary groups. * Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Education: * Masters or PhD in Statistics, Medical Informatics, Computational Biology or related field Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at ************. To learn more, visit: *****************************************************************

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