Bioinformatics Scientist


: $82,710.00 - $127,170.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

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Oerth Bio, LLC
Position Description Bioinformatics Scientist
Oerth Bio (pronounced 'Earth'), a joint venture between Bayer and Arvinas, is an early-stage and well-funded agricultural biotechnology company. The Oerth Bio team will develop an entirely new model for global crop protection to address one of the greatest challenges facing the world: sustainably feeding the growing global population. Oerth Bio will be committed to leveraging Arvinas PROTAC (PROteolysis TArgeting Chimera) protein degrader technology to create innovative, safe, and sustainable agricultural products and evaluating the potential to address resistance mechanisms in plants to existing agricultural solutions, with solutions to control weeds, insects, diseases, and abiotic stressors by leveraging the selectivity and other features of PROTAC protein degraders.

Oerth Bios headquarter is located in vibrant downtown Durham, NC close to many shops, restaurants and public transportation. The holder of this position is not expected to travel significantly.

This position reports to the VP Biology.

Position Background
Bioinformatics scientist will drive the computational biology platform to dramatically increase the rate of discovery. This critical position will be essential for identifying novel E3 ligases and potential protein targets for the design of efficacious PROTACs for agricultural applications.

?Candidate Key Competencies:

High Degree of Integrity.
Must be tactful and diplomatic with an emphasis on providing excellent internal customer service.
Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts meetings.
Ability to partner with key stakeholders across the
organization and with various scientific teams
Exceptional communication, listening and presentation skills.
Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and deliverables within an entrepreneurial work setting.
Motivated and organized critical thinker with solid interpersonal and business communication skills.
Routinely communicate findings and information to other team members; transparency and knowledge sharing is expected and practiced.
Ability to manage through distractions, perform with changing priorities and aggressive deadlines.
Exercise excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

High level of problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and work with sensitive data.

Key Responsibilities, Including by not limited to:
Analyze plant, insect, and microbial genomes, transcriptomes and particularly proteomes
Manage omics data using a backend relational database to retrieve and process data efficiently and represent data through a custom or acquired visualization tool
Leverage AWS or other IaaS providers to scale computational processing requirements
Interact with pertinent CROs and service providers to increase productivity and capabilities
Build, maintain and document scientific code base for scalability and sharing of knowledge
Express complex computational concepts in common terms to experts and non-experts
Work collaboratively within and across different departments, participate actively in all discussions and think creatively for solutions to challenging problems

The Successful Applicant
Master's degree or Ph.D. in bioinformatics, computer science, computational biology, or a related discipline with two years of relevant experience
Fluency in Python, R (e.g. Bioconductor) and SQL (e.g. PostgreSQL) and knowledge of Perl, Ruby, or C
Working knowledge of high-performance computing clusters
Strong knowledge of biochemistry to communicate effectively with biologists and chemists
Experience developing and applying machine learning, deep learning and other predictive statistical methods to interrogate large set of data
Familiar with client-based or web-based data visualization tools such as Spotfire and R shiny.
Knowledge of Rosetta software suite or other protein structural modeling tools

We offer a very competitive compensation package, consisting of salary, bonus, equity and benefits to all team members. For health benefits we pay 100% of employee and 80% of family premiums!

Oerth Bio, LLC is proud to be an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under local, state, or federal laws.
Associated topics: bacteria, bioengineering, bioinformatics, biotechnology, genome, immunobioengineering, metabolism, physical, stem cell, toxicologist * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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