Senior Bioinformatician

The Advanced Artificial Intelligence Research Laboratory at WuXi NextCODE is seeking a highly motivated Bioinformatician to help pioneer the use of machine-learning/deep-learning in genomics.

The Advanced Artificial Intelligence Research Laboratory at WuXi NextCODE is seeking a highly motivated Bioinformatician to help pioneer the use of machine-learning/deep-learning in genomics. The candidate will work on data generated from secondary/tertiary analysis pipelines and use machine-learning/deep-learning and statistical approaches to analyze various large-scale genomics datasets to better understand disease etiology, identify novel drug targets, and discover biomarkers for use in precision medicine.

Given the multi-disciplinary nature of the position, strong collaboration and communication skills are expected.

Essential Qualifications

  • D. in Engineering, Computational Statistics, Computer Science, Bioinformatics or another related field
  • Minimum of 2-years of related industry or academic experience or equivalent postdoctoral training
  • Experience in machine learning, deep learning, statistical analyses, predictive modeling and algorithm development
  • Familiar with NGS data analysis, using common bioinformatics tools (BWA, STAR, Picard, GATK etc.), and knowledge of publicly available genomics databases (i.e. ENCODE, GEO, TCGA, CCLA)
  • Advanced programming skills with fluency in at least Python or R, with extensive experience using modern machine learning and deep learning libraries (TensorFlow, PyTorch, Edward, sklearn, caret, etc.)
  • Proven ability to design and code production grade machine learning/deep learning applications, along with a strong ability to visualize ‘big-data’
  • Ability to work on a high-performance computing system and manage cloud computing environments (e.g. AWS) with experience working with GPUs
  • Strong communication and presentation skills with the ability to translate and communicate complex results to individuals of diverse backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications

  • D. in Engineering, Computational Statistics, Computer Science, Bioinformatics or another related field with a minimum of 5-years of related industry or academic experience
  • Understanding of modern genomics analysis including RNA-seq, single-cell RNA-seq, DNA methylation, variant analysis, etc.
  • Working knowledge of biology (oncology, immunology, autoimmunity, etc.) and target identification
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the fast-moving machine-learning/deep-learning literature
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Improving Lives Through Genomics

WuXi NextCODE is a genomic information company using sequence data to improve health for people around the world.

With offices in Shanghai, China, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Reykjavik, Iceland, we offer unique and comprehensive capabilities for generating, organizing, mining, sharing and applying genomic data. This platform enables our partners to correlate genome and phenotype data at scale and speed, in population genomics projects, clinical diagnostics and applications, as well as scientific wellness – all with the aim of delivering better health for patients. We are using it to advance our own growing range of sequence-based diagnostics and wellness products in China.


Employee Benefits include:

-Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

-Life / Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

-Short and Long Term Disability Insurance

-Pet Insurance, Legal Insurance

-Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

-Generous 401(k) Matching Program

-Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)

-Commuter Reimbursement Program

-Employee Referral Bonus Program

-Tuition Reimbursement Program

-Cell Phone Usage Reimbursement

-Reservable Bicycles