Job Description

Bioinformatics Scientist – JO#13646

Location: Austin Texas

Our client is a premier multinational biotechnology corporation focused on improving the human condition through systems, consumables, and services for researchers. They currently have a requirement for a Bioinformatics Scientist. The position is located in Austin Texas.


Using analytical software workflows, design analytical strategies with fully defined metrics to evaluate performance of custom assays targeting specific gene targets and generating gene expression profiles. Modify and integrate any panel specific parameter customizations while developing a testing schema to be employed for assay validation which includes all relevant variant calling metrics as defined by you and the clinical diagnostics team. Position also will require regular communication with Torrent software teams and clinical diagnostics teams. Position also requires frequent data analysis / software development summaries to be presented to and reviewed by the team and coordinate with various stakeholders in system/primary/secondary/tertiary analysis to drive issues to resolution

Minimum Qualifications:

MS. or higher in Bioinformatics, Biomedical engineering, Computer science/engineering or related fields. MS degree in Molecular biology with 3+ years of working experiences in bioinformatics field will also be considered. Strong knowledge of sequence analysis and bioinformatics tools and public databases, e.g. IGV, BLAST, Ensembl, NCBI, UCSC Genome browser, OMIM, COSMIC etc.3+ years of Software development skills and experience. Strong development skills Python/Perl experience is needed. Strong expertise working in a Linux/Unix environment. Good understanding of software design and development cycle.

Preferred Qualifications:

Product development and / or industry experience in a multi-disciplinary Biotech environment is a plus. Knowledge of gene expression profiling/clustering algorithms, visualization and R-Bioconductor packages is highly desirable. Experience with Software production tools (IDE, source control, and document tracking) and Test Management (HP QC, JIRA) is a plus. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with scientists, engineers and software developers and be detail oriented and self-driven.

Position logistics:

  • Candidates must be currently authorized to work in the US for any employer.
  • Contract position
  • Local candidates strongly preferred.

What’s in it for you?

  • When your part of the team, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe.
  • Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.
  • Help contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. 

About Maxonic:

Since 2002 Maxonic has been at the forefront of connecting candidate strengths to client challenges.  Our award winning, dedicated team of recruiting professionals are specialized by technology, are great listeners, and will seek to find a position that meets the long-term career needs of our candidates.  We take pride in the over 5,000 candidates that we have placed, and the repeat business that we earn from our satisfied clients.

Interested in Applying?

Feel free to email Vishnu Rajeev (


Key Words: Bioinformatics, Molecular biology, IGV, BLAST, Ensembl, NCBI, UCSC Genome browser, OMIM, COSMIC.