Job Description

Requisition Number 04807
Department Name: Integrative Structural and Computational Biology
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Bioinformatics Analyst - Level I, II, III
Position Summary:

The Scripps Research Institute is starting a new Center for Computational Biology and will have roles for beginning, intermediate and advanced bioinformatics analyst roles. The Bioinformatics Analyst will work closely with research scientists in support of a diverse set of research programs to design, develop, implement and maintain, informatics analysis services for the Center for Computational Biology. Performs professional software systems design engineering, including providing support to design efforts in the development of computer systems software. Develops web-based software tools and data-integration applications for both administrative and scientific end users.


  • Assists faculty and scientific staff with experimental design and data acquisition.
  • Performs analyses of scientific data and provides interpretations to investigators.
  • Designs, modifies, and enhances custom databases.
  • Develops data analysis options and charge rates in collaboration with center director.
  • Research and solve genomics and/or proteomics data integration and analysis problems.
  • Participates in the selection and testing, and oversees the installation of new software.
  • Assists and advises scientific and administrative departments in evaluating, developing, implementing, and integrating complex Web-based applications.
  • Develops complex web applications based on lab/department requirements.
  • Develops web and client-based software tools which facilitate organization of, access to, and utilization of this data.
  • Writes and documents code that assists in process automation, data sharing between systems, and metric reporting.
  • Diagnoses and resolves complex software problems.
  • Performs other duties assigned.
Location: California
Additional Information:
Physical Requirements:

This position works in a typical office environment. With or without reasonable accommodation, employees in this position must be able to sit and type at a computer for up to 8 hours per day with appropriate breaks and perform tasks that require fine dexterity and repetitive motions using the arms, hands, wrists and fingers. Further details of the physical requirements of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics or related area of study, or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience is required.
  • Master’s degree or PhD in Computer Science, Bioinformatics or similar area of study preferred.
  • Analyst Levels for years of experience in programming, software engineering, bioinformatics and web administration:
  • Beginning 1-3 years experience (Level I)
  • Intermediate 3-5 years of experience (Level II)
  • Advanced 5+ years of experience (Level III)
  • Experience with solving genomics and/or proteomics data integration and analysis problems.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting both administrative and scientific users is preferred.
  • Strong communications skills and track record of collaboration.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Experience designing and implementing reproducible analysis workflows.
  • Expert in one, and proficient in multiple high level programming languages, such as Python, R, Ruby, and/or Java.
  • Supervisory or managerial experience a plus.
Preferred Qualifications:
Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience.
Job Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status.

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