About Us:

Haystack Oncology is a precision medicine company based on over two decades of technology & clinical development in the field of liquid biopsy. The mission of Haystack Oncology is to develop and deliver to the clinic a best-in-class personalized cancer diagnostic to identify the maximal number of patients with residual, recurrent, and resistant disease that stand to benefit from proactive clinical interventions. Haystack Oncology's best-in-class MRD test delivers more sensitive earlier detection of lurking disease leading to better chances for cure and aims to benefit all patients with solid tumors.

Summary of Position:

The Bioinformatics Scientist will be proficient in data-driven, computational analysis necessary to develop, launch, and innovate in all aspects of oncology molecular test product development. As a part of the Bioinformatics team, you will have the opportunity to innovate and implement your ideas to constantly improve our products and ultimately benefit patients.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree in bioinformatics, computer science, computational biology or a related discipline. PhD with 0-3 years of experience or MS with 3-5 years of experience in academia or the biotech/biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Strong background in molecular biology; especially in the areas of PCR and NGS
  • Experience in database development (SQL, NoSQL), primer design, NGS data analysis
  • Practical knowledge of quality standards for medical devices (ISO 13485 and IEC 62304) is a plus!
  • Proficiency in Python and experience with object-oriented programming
  • Very good knowledge of bioinformatics workflows and tools
  • Good knowledge of Unix-based operating systems and experience with cloud infrastructure
  • Experience with modern software development tools: Version control, Agile software development, test-driven development and application lifecycle management
  • Structured and meticulous way of working as well as team spirit and fun working independently

Primary Duties And Essential Responsibilities

  • Design, prototype, and analyze statistical modeling approaches on NGS data.
  • Prepare and communicate data to stakeholders across experimental teams and product development
  • Take ownership of new projects to identify potential new product features and execute exploratory analysis to solve various problems.
  • Develop reproducible analyses for research and development activities
  • Work with scientific team to troubleshoot technology development experiments from concept through launch
  • Perform data and error analysis to improve lab stability and methods
  • Work cross-functionally with members in product development, R&D, medical affairs, and genetics to conduct integrative analysis with clinical data

What To Expect At Haystack Oncology

  • Participation in the development of an innovative technology under CEO Dan Edelstein with an international team and the world's leading cancer genetics experts, such as leading investigators of modern cancer genetics Bert Vogelstein, Ken Kinzler and Nick Papadopoulos
  • An international and exciting environment
  • Flexible and mobile working
  • Above-average development opportunities in an up-and-coming start-up company (see our recent listing as a notable start-up of 2022 as per top investors in the field https://www.newsbreak.com/news...
  • Competitive compensation and benefits