Scientist III Bioinformatics : Ann Arbor

The purpose of the Bioinformatics Scientist is to collaborate with Compendia Scientists to understand our customer’s questions about cancer, patients, and drugs, and to develop data analysis strategies and plans to answer them.

Essential Functions

  • Collaborate with Compendia colleagues to understand our customer’s questions about cancer, patients, and drugs, and develop data analysis strategies and plans to answer them.

  • Implement bioinformatics data integration and analysis pipelines in Pipeline Pilot and/or scripting languages, drawing on Compendia's large collection of high-throughput genomic data and sample annotations.

  • Develop visualization environments in Spotfire to enable scientists to explore the data and answer questions.

  • Written and verbal presentation of results and methods.

  • May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.


  • Requires a Masters and/or PhD along with minimum 5 years post-graduate work experience in related field


  • Proven understanding and experience in the fields of genomics, experimental data processing, high-throughput data analysis, and genomic databases. Understanding of basic biology and cancer biology a must.

  • Firm grasp of univariate statistical analysis fundamentals necessary. Experience with multivariate statistics or statistical modeling a plus.

  • Strong computational skills, particularly in data parsing, cleansing, data modeling, analysis, and database design and implementation.

  • Solid knowledge of unix/linux. Experience with cluster computing a plus.

  • Ability to review, synthesize, and present scientific data and methods.

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

  • Previous bioinformatics and scientific programming experience necessary; experience with Spotfire, Pipeline Pilot, R, SQL, and NGS a plus.

  • Scientific experience in cancer study and/or research a plus.

  • Pharmaceutical experience and lead author publications are highly valued.

  • Has courage and confidence to take risks and learn from mistakes.

  • Inspires, motivates and collaborates with others.

  • Anticipates needs and problems while creating solutions.

Working Conditions:

  • Works in a casual office environment with other Translational and Bioinformatics Scientists.

  • This position is not eligible for relocation benefits.

  • To apply for this position, please visit the Life Technologies web site and search for this posting by the Auto req ID or by City: Ann Arbor.

  • Life Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse and inclusive workforce.