Computational Biologist/Bioinformaticist

Posted on January 26,

Durham, NC
Ribometrix is a platform therapeutics company discovering small molecule drugs that target functional 3D RNA structures to treat human diseases. Our main operations are located in the heart of Research Triangle Park in Durham, North Carolina.
We are seeking a highly motivated Computational Biologist/Bioinformaticist. This person will be primarily responsible for NGS data analysis and management as well as workflow/pipeline design.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Analysis and management of data derived from a variety of NGS approaches
• Management and design of computational workflows, including data QC
• Communication of results to biologists and company leadership
Required qualifications:
• BS degree and a minimum of 2+ years relevant industry experience or advanced degree
• Experience with procedural or scripting languages, such as Python, Perl, or Bash
• Experience with analytical programming languages, such as Python or R
• Experience with data visualization using software, such as R or matplotlib
• Working knowledge of bioinformatics tools and resources
• Experience with workflow design and management, including versioning
• Experience with RNA-seq and other NGS-based techniques; proficiency with standard NGS data manipulation (alignment, read processing, etc.)
• Ability to organize data and clearly communicate relevant results
• Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not now, or in the future, require sponsorship for employment visa status.
Preferred qualifications:
• Experience working in the drug discovery field
• Experience with and/or knowledge of RNA structure, including characterization approaches such as chemical probing techniques (DMS, SHAPE)
• Working knowledge of statistics
• Experience with algorithm design
• Expertise in object-oriented programming and web application development
• Profiency with SQL
• Experience with version control software, such as git or mercurial
Ribometrix is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
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