Position Description: Empirico, an early-stage biotechnology company, is looking for a talented bioinformatics engineer with data science skills who is interested in analyzing large scale human genetics data for the purpose of therapeutic target discovery.
Your responsibilities will primarily consist of performing analyses and building robust computational pipelines and tools critical to Empirico’s drug discovery efforts. You will be expected to:
Collaborate closely with a multidisciplinary team consisting of human geneticists, bioinformatics scientists and software engineers, using your computational skills to gain insights from massive genetic datasets
Design, develop and deploy robust data analysis pipelines and software tools to support target discovery
Help implement cutting-edge bioinformatics methods and algorithms (such as those described in the literature) to advance Empirico’s discovery initiatives
Integrate and analyze large, complex data sets to extract information useful to our target discovery platforms
Perform focused genetic analyses to gain insights into novel target biology and clearly communicate these analyses to Empirico colleagues
Perform analyses to address platform/application QC
This position requires a BS or MS in bioinformatics or a related discipline (eg computer science, mathematics) with 0-3 years of experience.
Proficient in at least one programming language (preferably Python, or Scala)
Familiarity with Linux command-line based tools and bash scripting
Experience using HPC/cloud computing environments (AWS, Azure, GCP) is a plus
Hands on experience processing, analyzing, and visualizing datasets
Familiarity with use of version control systems such as Git
A firm understanding of applied statistical methods; knowledge of the principles of statistical genetics is a plus
Demonstrated ability for writing readable, testable, and SOLID code
An ideal candidate is self-motivated, and can learn and work independently
Applicants must have authorization to work in the U.S.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Empirico Inc.
Empirico is a venture-backed, next-generation therapeutics company founded on utilizing huge biological datasets, human genetics and programmable biology to power novel target discovery and development. Empirico’s Precision Insights Platform was purpose-built for therapeutic discovery and leverages a world-leading dataset and advanced algorithmic approaches to identify and prioritize therapeutic targets with a high probability of translational success. High priority therapeutic targets are experimentally validated in-house prior to progressing through pre-clinical development with the most optimal therapeutic modality. Empirico is headquartered in San Diego, CA with laboratories in Madison, WI.