Job:Cancer Bioinformatics Scientist Position @ LifeBytes, India
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Cancer Bioinformatics Scientist Position @ LifeBytes, India


The LifeBytes India Pvt Ltd is seeking a highly motivated Computational Biologist with diverse skill base to provide high-level research support for Omic data analysis. LifeBytes provides wide range of bioinformatics services including proteomics, next-generation sequencing (NGS), bioinformatics tools and database development and omic data integration. We are looking for a PhD level Computational Biologist to join our team in Mumbai to work on exciting R&D projects.

                                                    LifeBytes India PvtLtd,                 
                                                    Bioinformatics Consulting Company,   
                                                    Bangalore, KARNATAKA – India   

In the new role you will

  • Develop and implement methodologies and tools as needed, keeping abreast of industry trends and new technologies, and recommending potential solutions based on the latest technical developments.

  • Lead projects as the principal bioinformatician to ensure they are managed in a timely and efficient manner, appropriately documented, and provide follow up support services after initial project completion.

  • Provide analysis and computing support for cancer-related research in NGS data (e.g. genomic, transcriptomic, epigenomic) analysis.

  • Analyze, interpret, evaluate, and discuss the results of studies with clients as part of the planning process for subsequent studies. Design and manage necessary troubleshooting and protocol optimization.

  • Communicate with different PIs and help them strategically plan the project initially.

  • Author documentation of samples, data and project details and also user guides, documentation of scripts/pipelines developed for the same.

  • Provide automation-related technical expertise as a member of a cross-functional team.

  • You will use the community best practices, to prototype, develop, execute, test and roll out production level Bioinformatics analysis pipelines.

To be fit for this role you need the following


  • Candidates should have a Ph.D., in Bioinformatics / Computational Biology/any life science domain with demonstrated experience in bioinformatics & programming. [PhD is mandatory]

  • Candidates with papers published in reputed journals which exhibits the capabilities of data analysis skills.

Programming Skills:

  • Functional fluency in at least one programming language like Perl/Python/Ruby.

  • Experience in R and Shell scripting, ideally to the level of handling NGS datasets.

Analytical Skills:

  • Experience in analyzing large volume datasets of various NGS application data.

  • In-depth knowledge in setting up workflows and performing the analysis such as variation calling, structural variants, epigenetic landscape of cancer cells and integrating multiple applications data.

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent team player in cross-functional environments with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to write well and, a strong interest in biology (for computer scientists) is highly desired.

In your new role you will get

  • Highly competitive salary

  • An opportunity to work closely with reputed scientists in their projects

  • To work on variety of NGS related projects and improve your exposure

  • Training and guidance in the areas that you might need improvements

  • International travel and training

Start date : As soon as possible

Job Location : Mumbai, India

How to Apply

Please send Cover Letter, your CV and a one-paragraph statement of research interests to Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

LifeBytes values gender equality in Science and actively encourages applications from women scientists.

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