Data Scientist I – Bioinformatics / Innovation

R&D | Santa Ana, CA

Job Function:

We are hiring for a Data Scientist with a Bioinformatics background to join our Innovation Group. As a Data Scientist on the team, you will work closely with the team to incorporate data science concepts into ongoing and future projects. This work is under the direction of a Senior Scientist supervisor and part of a growing multidisciplinary team that will lead to the support of new capabilities. The Data Scientist is someone who is interested in applying these capabilities to have a direct impact on new products and services.

Job Duties:

  • Work with the team to plan and execute high throughput projects with large and diverse datasets
  • Work with scientists and utilize programming experience to create workflows for data collection, organization and analysis
  • Lead or support collaborative efforts to support other groups in R&D
  • Utilize statistical models to drive the media development process
  • Liaison with other data science/machine learning teams in FUJIFILM sister companies to collaborate on machine learning and artificial intelligence projects
  • Design experiments and interpret data from NGS projects
  • Prepare formal reports and presentations for group meetings
  • Actively participate in group/project meetings
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities and reading technical publications
  • Adhere to Good Documentation Practices & Good Laboratory Practices


  • PhD in Bioinformatics or related field strongly preferred; Master’s Degree in Bioinformatics or related field, plus 5 years of industry experience may be considered
  • Programming proficiency using Python and R
  • Experience with data analysis and visualization software such as Spotfire or R-shiny
  • Experience with NGS analysis tools
  • Basic knowledge of machine learning applied to large and diverse data sets
  • Strong statistical knowledge and experience with software such as SIMCA, Design Expert, or Minitab
  • Familiar with basic concepts in molecular biology, cell biology, biotechnology, and/or biochemistry
  • Passion for and an understanding of the Life Sciences
  • Ability to use professional concepts, company's policies, and procedures to perform a wide range of assigned work and solve complex problems
  • Ability to demonstrate potential for technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought
  • General knowledge of project management
  • General knowledge of GMP and GLP procedures
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills



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