Computational Biologist (ADX-27-20) at ArcherDX

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Computational Biologist (ADX-27-20)
 

THE COMPANY: ArcherDX, Inc. - www.ArcherDX.com

 

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 www.archerdx.com and follow @ArcherDXInc on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. 

 
SUMMARY:
 
Residing in our Boulder, CO office, the Computational Biologist will join our rapidly growing Diagnostics Program and contribute key capabilities and expertise to our product development efforts. This candidate will combine knowledge of molecular biology and genomics with scientific and quantitative expertise to deliver actionable insights to the team. This person will interface with assay development scientists, data scientists, statisticians, and other product development personnel to promote data-based knowledge and drive new understanding central to Archer’s platform.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  • Collaborate with scientists, clinical personnel, software developers, and data managers to develop a deep understanding of Archer’s platform and key product development questions
  • Contribute scientific expertise and formulate broad and focused product development questions associated with cancer genomics
  • Address scientific questions using computational biology approaches including scripting, statistical analysis, data visualization
  • Conduct analyses in a reproducible manner that is compliant with regulatory standards
  • Interpret and communicate findings to biologists and others via reports and presentations
  • Recognize process improvement needs and collaborate with other personnel to address them
 
REQUIREMENTS:
 
  • 2+ years of professional experience in a biotech company or exceptional academic performance
  • Expertise in genomics, high-throughput sequence datasets, and molecular biology
  • Solid quantitative skills including statistical model fitting and hypothesis testing
  • Competent in relevant computational techniques (R and/or Python, Linux, bioinformatic tools)
  • The ability to effectively communicate complex scientific ideas to non-experts
  • Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail
  • Highly motivated and ability to work independently
  • Experience with oncology research (Desired)
  • Experience working with medical devices, diagnostics, and/or oncology assays (Desired)
 
EDUCATION:
 
  • Ph.D. degree with a major in a relevant scientific or engineering field
 
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Location

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.

Sarah

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.

Judy

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.

Aaron

VP of Bioinformatics and Commercial Development

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

Culture
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
Diversity
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)
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
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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