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Bioinformatics Research Contractor

Tenaya Therapeutics

South San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Research Sci/Assoc/Mgr
  • Industry: Biotechnology
  • Post Date: 09/19/2022
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  • Company Address: 171 Oyster Point Blvd, South San Francisco, California , 94080

About Tenaya Therapeutics

Tenaya Therapeutics is a developer of novel therapies designed to offer treatment for heart disease. The company's therapies address heart failure through multipronged efforts that target the fundamental cellular pathologies present in diseased cardiac muscle and that leverage cutting-edge research in cardiac development and regeneration,enabling physicians to regenerate heart tissue, and additional programs focused on cardiomyopathies.

Job Description

Tenaya has an immediate need for a Research Contractor with Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or related fields background to join the Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics team. This is an opportunity to experience working at emerging biotech in South San Francisco, learn and contribute, and have fun. The ideal candidate is a self-starter and problem-solver working closely with the team to drive mission-critical projects. Ideally, you thrive in a startup, fast-paced environment where every day is unique. You strive for excellence in every facet of your work and understand the excitement and commitment of ‘start-up’ roles. Finally, you love being part of a team aligned around a compelling mission. There will be events to learn about cross-functional areas and meet/greet executives.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Employ cutting edge data science and genomics techniques to develop and expand functionalities of a Knowledge Portal Web application to support genomic studies
  • Support new target discovery for genetic cardiomyopathies using the above-mentioned application
  • Design and establish computational infrastructures (on-premises or on Cloud) required for implementation of the above-mentioned application
  • Present progress and findings in both small and large group company meetings


  • 2+ years of relevant industry experience in data science.
  • Strong motivation and passion for leading edge computational methods, treating cardiac diseases, and science.
  • Ability to work in a small high-impact team with positive attitude and strong attention to details.
  • Prior familiarity with developing Web applications, Web services, and building tools in data science is a plus.
  • Prior familiarity with transcriptomic analysis (RNA-Seq analysis) is a plus.
  • Prior familiarity with R, Shiny, genomics, and real-world applications in data science is a plus.
  • Candidates with any of the computational biology, biostatistics, statistics, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Big Data pipelines, scientific high-performance computing (HPC), Computational Genomics, human and animal-model genomics, and Web application development experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently, to communicate clearly and effectively, as well as to build open and collaborative relationships are essential.

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