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Grail’s mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured

Director of Bioinformatics

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GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. It is supported by leading global investors and pharmaceutical, technology, and healthcare companies. For more information, please visit www.grail.com.

In this role, you will head up a team of bioinformatics scientists to analyze some of the largest, richest biological datasets in the world to find biological signals and patterns and guide our assays and develop new methods for future products. You will work with diverse teams including software, clinical, operations, research, product development, and external collaborators. Your work will result in exciting discoveries in cancer biology, impactful publications, and potential future products.

You will:

  • Lead, develop, and manage a team of bioinformatics scientists.
  • Develop new bioinformatics approaches for analysis of large-scale genomics datasets and application development.
  • Collaborate with various internal teams including software, clinical, operations, research, and product development.
  • Act as bioinformatics functional lead for GRAIL’s external scientific collaborators.
  • End-to-end analysis that includes design, data gathering, processing, analysis, iteration with stakeholders, and presentation of results.
  • Promulgate approaches and build tools that preserve scientific rigor and quality.
  • Maintain an active external scientific presence.

Your Background Includes:

  • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Statistics, Biological Sciences, Cancer Biology, Genetics, Genomics, Computer Science, Physics, or equivalent preparation and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage bioinformatics teams, provide technical leadership, perform translational research, and lead and contribute to cross functional projects.
  • Proven track record of proven contributions demonstrated by highly cited publications, impactful tools, products, or data sets used by the scientific community, presentations at international conferences, and awards.
  • Must-have 7 years relevant experience in positions of increasing responsibility.
  • Deep understanding of modern statistical and machine learning tools for analysis of genomics datasets.
  • Demonstrated expertise in at least one programming language (R, Python, Go, C++).
  • Proficiency in Linux environment, version control tools, and reproducible research practices.
  • Technical leadership and self-direction, willingness to both teach others and learn new techniques.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Menlo Park
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Complete health coverage

Take advantage of comprehensive health coverage, with medical, dental and vision, to keep you and your family healthy.

Work-life balance

Make everyday life more manageable with flexible time off – we trust you to do great work and take time for yourself.

On site amenities

Stay healthy, happy and productive with our gym facilities, and daily catered lunches and snacks for all.

Outstanding people

Join a team of passionate and dedicated professionals, committed to collaboration, education, and proactive problem-solving.

Strong compensation

We offer competitive salaries and savings plans to provide peace of mind for long-term financial planning.

GRAIL at a glance

Grail’s mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured

GRAIL focuses on Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Diagnostics, and Medical Technologies. Their company has offices in Menlo Park. They have a large team that's between 201-500 employees. To date, GRAIL has raised $3.605B of funding; their latest round was closed on May 2020.

You can view their website at https://grail.com/ or find them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Product Hunt.

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