Senior Scientist, Bioinformatics

  • Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Carlsbad, CA, USA
  • Oct 23, 2020

Job Description

Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., located in the North San Diego County city of Carlsbad, was founded in 1989 and was purposely designed to create a better, more efficient drug discovery platform, establish a new innovation-centered business model, and maximize the value of every medicine created and get it to the people who need it most as quickly and as efficiently as possible. With the RNA molecule as the basis of our novel drug discovery platform, we are targeting an unprecedented range of therapeutic areas. Our antisense therapies are disrupting diseases and changing their course—from the rarest of conditions, to those that impact millions of people. We currently have three commercial products and more than 40 potentially transformative medicines in our pipeline designed to treat a broad range of diseases. Ionis is a challenging, motivating and rewarding environment designed to foster innovation and scientific excellence. Our success is a direct result of our outstanding employees. We are interested in bringing together individuals with different skill sets into this creative environment to be part of a productive team. Join us and experience our unique culture while you develop and expand your career. SENIOR SCIENTIST, BIOINFORMATICS We are currently seeking a qualified, highly motivated individual for the position of Senior Scientist in our Functional Genomics group. A successful candidate will be a strategic member of a fast-paced and interactive research team contributing to the discovery of novel therapeutics. Well-suited candidates will have a systems level approach to understanding biology that harmonizes multiple interacting functional inputs including transcriptional regulation, protein function and larger order (cellular and tissue) biochemical relationships. RESPONSIBILITIES: Use their expertise as a biologist and data scientist to integrate data from diverse sources, including human genetics, transcriptome, proteome and other NGS platforms Apply modern analytical tools such as machine learning, AI and gene-network analysis Generalize pipelines for data integration and analysis Organize and document analysis strategies Work in cross-disciplinary teams and communicate findings to broad audience of biologists, chemists and statisticians Additional duties as assigned REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. in Computational Biology, Biostatistics, Biological Sciences, Mathematics or Engineering 3+ years relevant experience beyond graduate school Strong track record of innovative research demonstrated in publications and oral presentations Proficiency with Linux, git and with scripting languages such as Python or R and analytical environments such as Jupyter Strong oral and written communication skills An ability to be productive and successful in an intense work environment Excellent salary and benefits package offered. Please visit our website,, for more information about Ionis and to apply for this position; reference requisition # IONIS02147 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. PRINCIPALS ONLY. Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and all its subsidiaries are proud to be EEO employers.