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Bioinformatics Scientist II

Eikon Therapeutics

Hayward, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Life Sciences R&D/Engineering
  • Industry: Biotechnology
  • Post Date: 11/22/2022
  • Website: eikontx.com
  • Company Address: 3929 Point Eden Way, Hayward, CA 94545

About Eikon Therapeutics

Eikon Therapeutics is a new biopharmaceutical company employing revolutionary technology at the interface of biology, engineering and chemistry to discover novel treatments for life-threatening diseases. Eikon’s discovery platform is built on groundbreaking innovations from its founders (Nobel Prize, 2014), culminating in the creation of microscopes which enable real time, molecular-resolution measurements of protein movement in living cells.

Job Description

Eikon Therapeutics is a new biopharmaceutical company employing revolutionary technology at the intersection of chemistry, engineering, computation, and biology to discover novel treatments for life-threatening diseases. Eikon’s discovery platform is built on groundbreaking innovations from its founders (Nobel Prize, 2014), culminating in the creation of microscopes which enable real time, molecular-resolution measurements of protein movement in living cells, thereby unlocking otherwise intractable classes of proteins as drug targets. 

Position 

As a Bioinformatics Scientist II you will design, implement, and test proof-of-concept and prototype software to assist Eikon’s drug-discovery efforts, including cell-line engineering, genomics, and other “omics” applications (e.g., transcriptomics). 

About You 

You have a passion for developing bioinformatic workflows and a desire to understand all the data involved. You are conscientious and value scientific reproducibility and intelligibility as much as innovation. You can juggle competing priorities and stay focused on long-term goals, while having the flexibility to keep up with the pace of experimental science.  

What You’ll Do 

  • Build bioinformatic pipelines for use in highly automated environments 
  • Collaborate with biologists and chemists to translate bioinformatics needs into working software 
  • Analyze NGS data 
  • Develop and test bioinformatics tools such as those needed for synthetic cell line engineering technologies 

Qualifications 

  • Masters (Ph.D. preferred) in computer science / bioinformatics / computational biology or equivalent experience 
  • 3+ years of experience in bioinformatics 
  • Strong expertise in scientific python (e.g., pandas, scipy, matplotlib) 
  • Experience with current NGS data 
  • Expertise in data workflow management systems (e.g., Snakemake, Nextflow) a plus 
  • Cell-line engineering experience is a plus 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Team oriented, flexible, able to adapt to rapidly evolving goals and challenges 
  • Enthusiasm for gaining biological and drug discovery experience essential 

Eikon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment. 

In accordance with the Company’s duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace, the Company requires all employees to have received both an FDA-approved primary vaccine series and at least one booster vaccine against COVID-19 as of their start date. If you are unable to meet this requirement due to a disability or serious medical condition, or due to a sincerely held religious belief, you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.

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