Bioinformatician II CDx/IVD (ADX-218-20)

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Bioinformatician II CDx/IVD (ADX-218-20)
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THE COMPANY: ArcherDX, Inc. -


ArcherDX is advancing molecular diagnostics with a robust technology platform for genetic mutation detection by next-generation sequencing. By combining patented Anchored Multiplex PCR (AMP™) chemistry in an easy-to-use, lyophilized format and powerful bioinformatics software, the Archer® platform enhance genetic mutation identification. ArcherDX provides oncology-focused research products and is pursuing regulatory approval for multiple companion diagnostic assays. ArcherDX is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. Learn more at and follow @ArcherDXInc on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. 

The primary role of this position is to support the CDx/IVD team by providing maintainable and well- tested tools, as well as analysis and interpretation of results of the Archer AMP assay while adhering to ArcherDX software processes. These tasks will need to be all be performed within strict timelines as required by both internal and external stakeholders.
The bioinformatician will work closely with the CDx/IVD team in analyzing and interpreting the results of laboratory experiments while providing guidance on how to best design future experiments. This role will be responsible for assisting the CDX/IVD team in troubleshooting and resolving inevitable issues that arise in assay development.
This individual will elicit requirements from the CDx/IVD team in order to build software tools, perform statistical analysis, produce rich visualizations, and optimize the accuracy of algorithms in the early stages of planning and development.
Additional responsibilities will be assigned as needed that fall within the various disciplines of a bioinformatician in order to meet CDX/IVD deadlines.
  • Exploratory ad-hoc analysis of experiments that facilitate data driven decisions
  • Data analysis and visualization
  • Algorithm testing and optimization
  • Design scalable, maintainable and well tested commercial-grade software for the automation and support of feasibility and analytical validation studies
  • Follow company policies for producing CDx/IVD software in the planning and development stages of a regulatory submission
  • Review, understanding, and compliance with ArcherDX HIPAA Security policies and procedures
  • Safeguarding the privacy and security of protected health information and European Union personal data
  • Processing and handling of European Union personal data only as directed by ArcherDX for purposes of personalized molecular pathology
  • 2+ years of professional bioinformatics experience (an advanced degree can count towards professional experience)
  • Understand the basics of molecular biology as it pertains to human disease, primarily in cancer
  • Proficiency with Python and standard NGS bioinformatics tools (e.g. GATK, BOWTIE, BWA, etc.)
  • Ability to design and query relational databases (No-SQL experience a plus)
  • Machine learning in NGS applications 
  • Understanding of FDA regulations for software development in medical devices is preferred
  • Formal statistics background is a plus
  • Formal software development experience is plus
  • Proficiency in object oriented design principals is a plus

  • Insatiable curiosity
  • Introspective and self-aware
  • Healthy dose of insecurity that leads to data driven decisions
  • Relies on data more than gut instinct
  • Puts the team harmony over their own self-interest
  • Disciplined to follow process in a high risk environment
  • MS or PhD in bioinformatics, computer science or related field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience
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Conveniently located minutes from downtown Boulder via Pearl Street or the Goose Creek Path. Easily commutable from all directions.

An Insider's view of ArcherDX

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Collaborative - when I walk through the ArcherDX office at any time of day, I can see cross-functional collaboration in action. Our team members are constantly connecting in structured and unstructured meetings to solve problems and achieve goals.


Corporate Recruiter

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Collaboration between functional groups is key to the Logistics team's success at Archer. Working closely with Sales, Manufacturing, Assay Development, Customer Support, Finance and QA allows us to provide better customer service by improving our processes, troubleshoot, brainstorm new ideas, learn from each other and share our best "dad" jokes.


Logistics Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Creativity requires a break from the routine and the screen. Here at Archer the team gets creative through walks to the food trucks, lunch runs, climbing gym sessions or a few end of the week craft brews. Some of our best algorithms were developed or refined on the climbing gym mat.


VP of Bioinformatics and Commercial Development

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The marketing team brings in and drives the voice of our customers across the organization. Each strategic decision we make at ArcherDX is informed by a deep, customer-centric approach, where we use our insights to better understand how we can deliver an exceptional experience and aim to positively impact the lives of the patients we serve!


Director, Global Marketing

What are ArcherDX Perks + Benefits

ArcherDX Benefits Overview

ArcherDX offers a competitive and generous benefit package including:

• Medical PPO or HMO and Dental-82% of monthly premium covered by the company
• Optional vision, life, FSA, dependent care plans
• Basic AD&D, Short and Long Term disability-covered 100% by the company
• 160 hours PTO per calendar after three months of service
• 6-weeks parental leave covered 100% by the company
• 401K with company match with potential of up to $2000/year
• 2019 bonus - 5% based on company objectives (for non-commissioned employees)
• Company stock options for all employees
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Ecopass

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Documented equal pay policy
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Company sponsored family events
Archer sponsors family oriented events annually. This year, we had our summer picnic at the Boulder Reservoir.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Archer hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5250.
Cross functional training encouraged
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