Michael Lawrence | 18 Jan 23:50 2013

Open computational biologist position at Genentech

Dear Bioconductor,

We've just opened up a new position in Robert Gentleman's group. The title
is Computational Biologist. Please see the description below. Genentech is
an awesome place to work. Lots of cool computational and scientific

The Position The Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in
Genentech Research is seeking a motivated individual to lead the
development of software methods and infrastructure for the analysis of
high-throughput biological data. This work will be in close
collaboration with other computational researchers, as well as the
broader community of Genentech scientists, who are together seeking
novel therapies for unmet medical needs. Much of the software will be
developed in R, as it is our primary data analysis
environment. Interesting challenges include the scale of the data and
the need for agility in a fast-paced, dynamic research
environment. Publishing of methods and software is encouraged, and
there is potential for collaboration with open-source projects. There
is also opportunity for investigating open scientific problems in
computational biology, such as variant calling, functional assessment
of non-coding transcripts, and the relationship between copy number
variation and expression. Who You Are A masters or preferably PhD in
computer science, statistics,
computational biology or similar field is required. Must have a strong
command of R, with 5+ years experience and knowledge of S4 classes,
parallel computing and the R/C interface. A successful applicant will
very likely have contributed to one or more R packages available from
the CRAN or Bioconductor repositories. Additional experience in
languages like C/C++ and Python would be a strong plus. Must be at
home in a UNIX environment. Scientific competence should be
demonstrated by publications in high-profile journals. You will have
excellent communication skills, a very strong background in software
engineering, quantitative skills and an ability to work in teams.

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