Bayer Computational Life Scientist I in West Sacramento, California

Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Computational Life Scientist I, are to:

  • Drive the analysis of agricultural-based research projects with a focus on microorganisms through computational analyses of next generation sequencing (NGS) data;

  • The candidate will be embedded in research projects which will require genomic characterization of microbes via comparative genomics, transcriptomics, and other omics technologies;

  • Implement scripts, bioinformatics analyses pipelines, computational tools, and databases for mining and visualization of large microbial NGS data sets;

  • Hands-on collaborations with bench scientists, product development, local data scientists and global Computational Life Science (CLS) scientists.

Who you are

Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD with relevant experience in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Genomics or related field, MS with minimum of 2 years relevant experience or BS with minimum of 5 years relevant experience;

  • Proven ability to handle large NGS data sets efficiently using scripts, databases, and other computational tools;

  • Experience in working with high performance compute clusters;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

  • Ability to understand and translate between wet-lab scientists and IT-professionals;

  • Proven record of successful participation in project teams

  • Excellent self-management skills; capacity to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a complex and agile environment and deliver results within set timeframes;

  • Drives results with a strong sense of ownership and proactively identifies and engages in necessary next steps to reach goals;

  • Embrace lifelong learning; ability to self-teach a variety of processes and software solutions, research issues and concepts online and through proprietary documentation;

  • Proficient in at least one programming language (Python preferred), SQL, and Linux environments.

Please note: Domestic Relocation assistance is offered for this position.

Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

Country:United States

Location:CA-West Sacramento