Bioinformatics Developer

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Bioinformatics Developer
Grand Rapids,  MI
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Bioinformatics Developer

Would you like to work for a company nominated as one of the top 50 companies to watch in Michigan? Are you looking for more work life balance? Are you looking to join a local, innovative, high-growth company with opportunities for advancement and challenge? If so, keep reading…

Founded in 2012, NxGen MDx is a pioneer in advanced genetic screening that helps families get a good start in life. Our scientists and methods produce best-in-class results and our genetic counselors help patients and their healthcare providers understand those results. Our headquarters and laboratory are located in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a national sales team positioned throughout the country. With our growth, we are seeking a Bioinformatics Developer to support our analysis of bioinformatics software tools as well as support various IT needs throughout the laboratory and office. If you’re looking to work closely with a collaborative, smart team that still knows how to have fun, this could be the position for you!

Here’s who we’re looking for:

  • A dynamic professional with a Master’s degree in Computer Science or similar degree (applicable work experience may substitute for degree) to:
    • Collaborate and consult with scientists to analyze problems, recommend technology-based solutions, and design computational strategies for biological research.
    • Integrate with existing processes and help develop tools for workflow optimization through automation.
    • Contribute to the design, development, implementation, and testing of bio-computing tools as part of the genomics programs. Develop computational tools in biology that use genomic data to generate biological hypotheses.
    • Create or modify web-based bioinformatics tools, public domain biological databases and software tools for sequence, domain, and structural analysis.
    • Help manage LIS interface with Pathagility or other LIS companies.
    • Ensure completion of deliverables and adherence to timelines.
    • Analyze and resolve issues that have the potential to jeopardize performance and/or ability to meet agreed upon deliverables.
    • Recommend new programming opportunities, new systems and processes, and improvements in operations. Implement operational improvements approved by senior management.
  • An understanding and extensive working knowledge in R, Linux, and Shell Scripting.
  • Experience using C# and MySQL is preferred.
  • An excellent communicator who welcomes a challenge, prioritizes well, and takes initiative in their work.
  • A driven, versatile, proactive, and flexible self-starter who can work both independently and collaboratively. Our ideal candidate will stay focused in the face of distractions in our always bustling office. There’s never a boring day!

What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive salary and annual bonus potential.
  • Opportunity for advancement as the organization continues to expand.
  • A healthy work-life balance. Our commitment to families doesn’t end with our clientele; it is also focused on our employees.
  • Rich benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. 401(k) with company match, gym membership discounts and flex spending accounts are also available.
  • Our awesome team. We work hard, but have fun doing it. Our team is collaborative, driven and talented, but we enjoy a few laughs, a game of ping pong in the office from time to time, petting our office dogs, and celebrating our mutual success!

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