Bioinformatics Field Applications Scientist (FAS) – Singapore / Malaysia
Pacific Biosciences - United States

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Company: THE EMPLOYER OF THIS POSITION IS A PACIFIC BIOSCIENCES AFFILIATE.

Location: Field – Singapore / Malaysia

Title: Bioinformatics Field Applications Scientist (FAS) – Singapore / Malaysia

Pacific Biosciences is seeking a Bioinformatics Field Applications Scientist with a strong customer focus to support bioinformatics training and analysis for collaborators and customers using SMRT® sequencing data. The candidate will employ expertise in bioinformatics, data analysis, biological insight, and software engineering. The ability to communicate with customers both pre- and post-sales; interact with marketing; internal support and development; and communicate results to diverse audiences are important aspects of this role. This scientist will be working in a fast-paced commercial environment, interacting with customers, other scientists and engineers from a wide variety of backgrounds. This individual is a partner to the customer in the understanding and analysis of data derived through use of next-generation high throughput sequencing systems. The position is field based.

Responsibilities:
Train bioinformatics customers and collaborators on PacBio data characteristics, target applications, and PacBio and other open source academic tools
Assist customers and collaborators in experimental design and analysis to promote the use of the Pacific Biosciences instrumentation in their laboratories
Problem-solve to overcome technical challenges (including basic Linux operation, Pacific Biosciences analysis software, and operation of bioinformatics analysis pipelines)
Provide timely technical and application assistance in response to customer inquiries
Utilize and integrate both Pacific Biosciences tools and open source academic tools to help analyze data in support of customers
Provide scientific and applications feedback to marketing, development and sales
Assist sales and support in pre-sales functions as well as working with customers to understand and integrate their work flows
Conduct scientific presentations to internal and external audiences
Work with marketing and R&D teams to continually improve the bioinformatics capabilities and workflows associated with next generation sequencing data to support use of the platform in general and in strategic application areas

Position Requirements:
Min. Master’s degree, PhD Preferred in bioinformatics, life science, statistics, and/or computer science degree
Experience with Next Generation Sequencing analysis and pipelines
3+ years’ experience in bioinformatics. Familiarity with a scripting language such as Perl or Python is preferred. Familiarity with a statistical package such as R or Matlab is preferred
Intermediate level of experience in Unix operating systems
Ability and willingness travel up to 50%
Strong presentation and communication skills required
Sufficient familiarity with the paper publication process and associated experimental design requirements.
Strong trouble-shooting abilities
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Customer minded individual with the empathy to understand customer concerns
Team player who can effectively integrate internal and field based activities across functions to support customer requirements

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