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Senior Bioinformaticist/Genius Wanted
Richard Resnick
Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2011 9:49 AM
Joined: 3/19/2011
Posts: 2


 Job Description

You: a better Bioinformatician than anyone around you, with heaps of experience working in NGS; completely unafraid of numbers like “hundreds of billions”; your software tools and bioinformatics approaches delight the researchers you support; people who interact with you call you “emotionally intelligent” or “self-aware”.


Us: The thriving world class leading provider of NGS solutions to pharma, ag, and research; owner of the sickeningly powerful GenomeQuest Engine for sequence data management and a massive compute cluster to play on; ten year old successful company exploding in the new world of NGS; more bioinformatics problems than we can handle without you; experts at ping pong and Guitar Hero.


The Job: Manage the successful deployment and customization of GenomeQuest to our customers. Build killer NGS workflows that create beautifully interactive reports both for customers and for core product. Be the outward facing voice of the company in the bioinformatics field. Amaze your colleagues with your ability to balance three projects too many. Travel around the US and Europe. (We have an office in Paris, ça va?)



  • Custom services including development of new bioinformatics workflows based on customer, sales, or strategic needs; creation of Statements of Work, accurate costing of proposed customer development projects, management of technical resources to ensure on-time delivery
  • Pre-sales support including technical presentations, development of project proposals, training
  • Post-sales support including management of customer evaluations, communication of new product features, regular customer follow-up, identification of account growth opportunities, training
  • Bridge-building between customer needs and Product Management to drive productization of customer projects into future revs of standard GenomeQuest product
  • Industry Canary: evaluate market needs and trends on an ongoing basis through conference attendence, customer interactions, trade press
  • Evangelize the company through scientific conference attendance, scientific presentations, other speaking engagements, white papers

Experience and Qualifications

  • Degree in life sciences or computer science; M.S. or Ph.D. preferred
  • At least 5 years experience in bioinformatics or life science research IT
  • Customer service orientation; proven capabilities interacting with customers
  • Outstanding presentation and communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge of bioinformatics tools and applications
  • Strong programming skills in Perl, Java, PHP, HTML, C++ a plus
  • Very comfortable working at the UNIX/LINUX command line, HPC
  • Demonstrated ability to operate singly and as part of a team

Company Description

GenomeQuest, the global leader in sequence data management, helps life science organizations realize the full promise of genomics.


Over 160 leading health and agriculture companies use GenomeQuest for mission-critical work, including nine of the top ten pharmaceuticals.


The core technology of the company is the GQ-Engine - a sequence database engine that is purpose-built for storing, managing, and analyzing NGS sequence data at whole- and multi-genome scale.


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