External: Full Time Position
Posted 4 years ago

Roche is the world leader in in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) and tissue-based cancer diagnostics and a front-runner in diabetes management. Roche Sequencing is seeking a talented Bioinformatics scientist to collaborate with experimentalists on computational analyses and to build the underlying analysis algorithms that enable the approval of next-generation sequencing (NGS) IVDs to impact patients through personalized medicine.


Are you an adaptable programmer who can address some of the demands of algorithm development, technology development, and software prototyping? Are you excited about working with a group of scientists and engineers to harness the promises of next-generation sequencing technology to achieve unprecedented diagnostics in oncology?   Do you have a strong desire to create code that helps clinicians to understand and interpret clinical diagnostics results from next-generation sequencing technologies?



  • Development or improvement of algorithms for NGS-based diagnostics products for Somatic Oncology
  • Analyze NGS data for oncology applications while maintaining reproducibility
  • Work with experimentalists to develop analysis tools that will aid in optimization of NGS procedures
  • Document analysis procedures and results and present findings in meetings
  • Work with interdisciplinary team to prototype and implement functional and design specifications for IVDs
  • Plan, test, and integrate new system components and prototype new functionality
  • Optimize and refactor scientific code utilizing Java/Python technology profile


  • M.S. / Ph.D. in bioinformatics, computer science, computational biology, or a related discipline
  • Minimum 5 yrs of related experience with at least 2 years of experience in NGS
  • Willingness to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with emphasis on product development
  • Strong track-record of development and testing using Python
  • Strong shell scripting abilities understanding of Linux (RHEL, Debian, Ubuntu etc.)
  • Experience with task farming on compute clusters
  • Experience with Java, test frameworks and container technology is a plus
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work across multiple business, scientific, and technical teams
  • Excellent problem solving skills. Must be able to think independently, work collaboratively and contribute to an active intellectual environment
  • Experience with oncology disease area highly desirable

TO APPLY: Visit https://www.roche.com/careers.htm

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