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Computational Biologist

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PROTECT MORE LIVES WITH US!

Be at the forefront of technology and medicine at Quantgene 

Today, regular routine cancer screening is not widely available. Therefore, most cancers are diagnosed at later stages- when they have already started to spread in the body and when chances of survival are far lower.

We believe patients deserve better.

At Quantgene, our goal is to save lives by enabling the detection and treatment of cancer as early as possible. That’s why we are determined to bring the power of advanced data science and deep sequencing to the world of medicine.

We are pushing the frontier of medicine by bringing together the best minds in quantitative analytics, bioinformatics, next-generation sequencing, laboratory operations, and clinical evidence generation. Decades of experience in each field have taught us that no single area can move us into the future on its own.

We're making a difference and carefully building a team that shares our priorities, values, respect, and empathy for our customers, and building honest products that play a fundamental role in improving lives.

Responsibilities:

  • Analysis of best-in-class molecular assays such as whole genome sequencing.
  • NGS variant calling using different pipelines.
  • Noise reduction and statistical analysis of variants and noise.
  • Work with BAM files, VCFs, and do UMI analysis.

Requirements:

  • MS or PH.D. in bioinformatics, computational biology, or molecular biology; or relevant work experience.
  • Experience coding in Python and using associated statistical packages (e.g., Numpy, Matplotlib, Pandas) as well as the Unix environment and Bash.
  • Extensive hands-on experience with common bioinformatics tools such as FastQC, Atropos, Picard, Bowtie, BWA, Samtools, and IGV.
  • Basic understanding of library preparation methods used to generate next-generation sequencing data.
  • Ability to critically evaluate sequencing results using data visualizations and statistical tests in order to assess assay performance, identify technical artifacts and biases, and derive biological insights.
  • Industry experience working in a biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or diagnostics environment.
  • Experience with deploying software in a software engineering environment with continuous integration tests and cloud deployment.
  • Strong mathematical and statistical skills, and an ability to apply them to complex and noisy biological data. Experience in computational modeling and machine learning is a bonus.

Process

  • As part of the hiring process, we’d like to request that every candidate complete an assignment related to their specific discipline. This will help to ensure that we are a good match for each other. 
  • Specific assignments will be provided at the appropriate time in the hiring process. 

Location, Perks, Compensation, and Timeline

Compensation is competitive, including substantial stock options that move the needle. We offer unlimited vacation, 401k matching, and medical/dental insurance. We are in the Arts & Tech district in Santa Monica, CA in modern, bright, and spacious converted industrial barn with a full kitchen…all within walking distance to the Metro. Some work-from-home and flex days are available.

Must live in the Los Angeles area and be willing to commute to our office. Relocation is possible for the right person. We are hiring immediately.

Culture

We are small, agile, and highly effective. We have a team of 30 and are growing fast.

Quantgene values entrepreneurial thinkers who love to devise new ideas and drive them to fruition. Your voice will be heard here and welcome. Our office is a fun, collaborative environment with smart people who are passionate about wellness, changing healthcare, and saving lives through early cancer detection. It’s fun, challenging, and ultimately meaningful work that makes a genuine difference.

Additional Information:

Job Type: Full Time

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Quantgene is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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Location

We are ideally situated in Santa Monica; minutes from the pier, Venice Beach and Sawtelle. We embrace the balance and vibe of our SoCal location.

An Insider's view of Quantgene

What’s the vibe like in the office?

There's no lack of excitement - every day is high energy. Most days it doesn't even feel like 'work'. That's the ultimate gut-check for knowing your job has purpose.

Ari

Opertations

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

The most challenging aspect of my work is understanding how to best leverage the plethora of biological, demographic, and technical data.

Jason

Data Science

What does career growth look like on your team?

For me it’s about being able to solve complex problems and work with some really inspiring leaders in the medical field.

Courtney

Clinical

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

At Quantgene, we are determined to push the frontier of medicine by bringing together the best minds in quantitative analytics, bioinformatics, next-generation sequencing, laboratory operations, and clinical evidence generation. Decades of experience in each field have taught us that no single area can move us into the future on its own.

JO

CEO

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

There is no off-the-shelf solution for my mission so I get to figure out the best approach my own way.

Siqi

Data Science

What are Quantgene Perks + Benefits

Quantgene Benefits Overview

Compensation is competitive, including substantial stock options that move the needle. We offer unlimited vacation, 401k matching, and medical/dental insurance. We are in the Arts & Tech district in Santa Monica, CA in modern, bright, and spacious converted industrial barn with a full kitchen…all within walking distance to the Metro. Some work-from-home and flex days are available.

Quantgene values entrepreneurial thinkers who love to devise new ideas and drive them to fruition. Your voice will be heard here, and welcome. Our office is a fun, collaborative environment with smart people who are passionate about wellness, changing healthcare, and saving lives through early cancer detection. It’s fun, challenging, and ultimately meaningful work that makes a genuine difference.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers a percentage of expenses.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan is comprehensive in the medical plan at this time.
Health Insurance Benefits
Up to 100% employer contribution for employee and dependents pending plan selection.
Life Insurance
We offer a competitive life insurance plan.
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Quantgene's team fitness initiatives include off-site fitness classes with local fitness studios.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Quantgene has a competitive employee 401(K) matching plan.
Company Equity
Quantgene offers stock options to its full time employees over a 3 year vesting schedule.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Each employee can design their own on-site work schedule.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home on occasion as needed.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive paid sick leave as needed.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Quantgene hosts occasional company outings from casual dinners to more formal gatherings.
Parking
We offer employees select on-site parking.
Pet Friendly
We have occasional bring your pet to work days.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
We host occasional lunch and learns and local MeetUps to update the team on active projects.
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

WHAT DEFINES US:

PURPOSE: Quantgene was built for the sole purpose of unlocking the potential of deep genomics and AI to save lives. Our unwavering commitment to our mission guides everything we do, how we work, and the teams we build.

IMPACT: We believe the only way to drive impact is through action. Cancer doesn’t wait. And neither do we. That’s why we prioritize smart solutions that can be implemented quickly over hierarchy and politics.

GROWTH: At Quantgene, you’ll collaborate with and learn from the best minds in the industry. Working at the forefront of innovation, you’ll blaze new trails each and every day. We embrace and encourage smart risks and failures on the path to life-changing success.

BALANCE: The health of our team comes first. From ergonomic office space to flexible hours to our Santa Monica location, we foster a collaborative and supportive environment where everyone thrives—both at and outside of work.

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