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Genomics Research Scientist

Company: Helix
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

You + Helix Helix is a place where innovators and doers gather in order to drive significant progress in population genomics. We have come together to work at the intersection of clinical care, research, and genomics.If you're excited by the idea of making a meaningful impact and joining a team where we pride ourselves on driving innovation through fostering an environment with an emphasis on empowering one another to grow, Helix might be the place for you! Helix + The World Helix is the leading population genomics and viral surveillance company. Helix enables health systems, public health organizations and life science companies to accelerate the integration of genomic data into patient care and public health decision making.We are continuing to scale our world-class team to support our dedication to empowering every person to improve their life through DNA. What is special about this role: The mission of the Helix Research team is to conduct and publish cutting-edge genomics research, to collaborate with and support our clinical, health, and life science partners in population-based genomic studies, and to demonstrate the capabilities of the Helix Exome+ platform and suite of bioinformatics products and services. We are also responsible for the analysis and interpretation of genomic, phenotypic, and clinical information obtained from EMRs, self-reported health outcomes, claims, biomarkers, COVID-19 tests, and other digital phenotypes. We believe that everyone will be sequenced as part of routine medical care in the not-too-distant future, and our fast and nimble team helps generate the evidence to turn that faith into fact. As a Research Scientist , you will: Push genomic medicine forward by assessing clinical impact and utility of polygenic risk scores, pharmacogenomics, HLA types, rare variants, CNVs and other genomic applications in various health conditions across diverse clinical cohorts Implement creative solutions to research problems, and be eager to learn and apply cutting-edge tools to questions. Work collaboratively with internal and external teams to conduct research on genomic and phenotypic data to replicate published studies in new cohorts and discover novel associations Communicate your findings internally to key stakeholders and externally to partners and scientific peers at conferences and in publications Have the opportunity to shape how Helix partners think about and integrate genomics into their business model and clinical care pathways About you: A PhD in genomics, medical informatics, bioinformatics, computer science, biostatistics, computational biology, or a related field Experience with GWAS and PheWAS of large human genomic datasets, such as UKBiobank, TOPmed, etc. Demonstrated track record of executing research projects using real world evidence (RWE) from claims, electronic health records, registries, biobanks, or digital applications, including publications Experience with open-source bioinformatics tools / packages (Hail, PLINK, SKAT, Bioconductor, GATK, etc.) Outstanding communication skills as well as broad biological interests that will enable them to facilitate interactions between clinicians, bioinformaticians, scientists, and business and learn new areas easily. Strong programming and scripting abilities in languages (Python, R, etc). Entrepreneurial spirit - eager to jump in, define, and refine projects as needed Pluses: 2+ years post-doc experience and strong publication record Experience performing functional studies of variants to assess underlying biology (expression, protein folding, signaling, saturation mutagenesis) Working knowledge of OMOP and/or other CDM Experience working with cloud-based analytical platforms (AWS, etc.) Experience working with health systems, payers, diagnostic testing Experience with remote teams/consortia/group collaborations Experience with Health Economics and Outcomes Research Experience with Natural Language Processing What's important to us: Curiosity - we are all passionate about the possibilities enabled by having access to your own genome Responsibility - we have an obligation to people and our partners to operate with highly credible research guided by well respected advisors, with clear and effective communication about our products Agility - flexibility and a desire to be nimble, smart, and effective are important to the Helix culture Follow-through - we're building a diverse team with amazing track records of achievement in multidisciplinary environments What Helix has to offer you: Aside from working alongside brilliant, dedicated, passionate, down-to-earth, curious, warm, and thoughtful people, we also provide great benefits: Competitive compensation, Comprehensive Health insurance package including employer sponsored HSA 12 weeks of Maternity or Paternity leave 401(k) with employer matching and 100% vested on first day Comprehensive Well Being benefits Flexible PTOHelix is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.Job Type: Full-time

Keywords: Helix, San Mateo , Genomics Research Scientist, Other , San Mateo, California

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