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Danaher Corporation Bioinformatics Scientist II in Coralville, Iowa

Bioinformatics Scientist II

Purpose statement:

The Bioinformatics Scientist II, under minimal supervision, will support a group of experienced scientists to develop novel genomic applications. This individual will be a key contributor to the product development team and report to the NGS Bioinformatics group leader.

The ideal candidate will have experience in NGS Data Analysis with the Illumina or Ion Torrent platform, and experience in Genomic Databases (NCBI, USCS, etc.).

Essential Functions:

  • Applies knowledge of computer science to solve domain problems with occasional guidance

  • Plans details required for the execution of assigned work, under moderate to minimal oversight

  • Utilizes mathematical and statistical analysis, and other software aids as needed

  • Operates and maintains software development tools while keeping abreast of promising tool advancements

  • Maintains accurate and detailed records of work using version control tools and other documentation artifacts

  • Interacts with and assists other members of the R&D team as needed to meet research objectives

  • Interact with other IDT departments and IDT customers to assist with customer service/technical support and to advance collaborative research projects as directed

  • Presents information at group meetings as directed

  • Introduces new techniques which have not previously been used at IDT

  • Develops and maintains bioinformatics tools and pipelines

  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree (in Engineering or other related fields) with three or more years of experience in bioinformatics, software engineering or other scientific discipline required

  • Master’s degree in Bioinformatics, Biology or related field preferred

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in the field of Bioinformatics required

  • Knowledge and understanding of computational and biological issues required

  • Previous experience working in a multidisciplinary, fast-paced and results-oriented environment preferred

  • Significant experience in bioinformatics pipeline development preferred.

  • Practical experience exploiting cloud computing resources preferred.

Other Job Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Python or other scripting languages

  • Programming and data analysis experience in a distributed Unix environment

  • Familiarity with public bioinformatics resources and tools

  • Knowledge of best-practice data presentation methods for internal and external audiences

  • Ability to easily integrate into and collaborate with a multidisciplinary team

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.

  • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers.

  • Adaptability to accepting responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.

Physical Requirements:

Exert up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to a minimal amount frequently

What We Offer:

  • Generous Paid Time Off Accruals

  • 16 Hours PAID Volunteer Time Off

  • 10 Paid Holidays

  • Up to eight (8) weeks of 100% paid parental leave to eligible U.S. associates

  • 401(k) with Company Match

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Options

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here.