Genomics Scientist- FDA Specialist

DNAnexus, Washington DC

Providing cloud solutions for the global genomics industry.

Genomic Scientist - FDA Specialist

Job Description:

DNAnexus is an industry-leading scalable, secure, and collaborative cloud platform used by academic, commercial, and government customers. DNAnexus builds and maintains the PrecisionFDA (precision.fda.gov) platform for the US FDA. This work is enabled by close collaboration with FDA scientists and through engagement with the broader genomic and bioinformatics community.

As an embedded scientist at the FDA, you will be responsible for coordinating DNAnexus’s engagement with FDA. You will build relationships and collaborations within the FDA and with the broader community. You will both collect and help shape requirements for PrecisionFDA, and coordinate the delivery of those requirements with scientists and engineers at DNAnexus. You will identify unmet needs within the FDA that can be fulfilled by a cloud platform such as PrecisionFDA and use the PrecisionFDA platform to fulfill them.

In addition, you will help coordinate community activities launched by PrecisionFDA. PrecisionFDA has already launched several challenges to better benchmark and understand genomics applications. You will work with the FDA to identify key genomics applications for future challenges, help structure these challenges, and ensure their smooth operation with the broader community.

You will also collaborate closely with the team of DNAnexus scientists and engineers. The DNAnexus science team works with industry leaders across all aspects of genomics, giving us close exposure to leading science and application development. By collaborating with this team you will develop robust knowledge of cutting-edge applications.


- Master’s Degree in related field (computational biology, computer sciences, physics,   etc.); PhD preferred.

- Expert understanding of genomics

- Strong verbal and written communication skills

- Experience working collaboratively with bioinformatics scientists

- Strong computational ability

- Green card or US Citizens

- Experience with NGS technology and pipelines a plus

- Participation in collaborative code development projects a plus

- Available for occasional travel (~10%) to conferences and to DNAnexus headquarters in Mountain View



- Competitive Salary

- 100% health premiums covered by the Company (medical, dental, vision)

- Life Insurance and Long Term Disability Insurance 100% paid by Company

- 401(K), Flexible Spending (FSA) 12 Company Recognized Holidays per year

- Reimbursement for gym membership

- Outstanding company culture

About DNAnexus

ABOUT DNAnexus A Global Network for Genomics About DNAnexus DNAnexus provides a global network for sharing and management of genomic data and tools to accelerate genomics. The DNAnexus cloud-based platform is optimized to address the challenges of security, scalability, and collaboration, for organizations that are pursuing genomic-based approaches to health, in the clinic and in the research lab. The DNAnexus team is made up of experts in computational biology and cloud computing who work with organizations to tackle some of the most exciting opportunities in human health, making it easier—and in many cases feasible—to work with genomic data. With DNAnexus, organizations can stay a step ahead in leveraging genomics to achieve their goals. The future of human health is in genomics. DNAnexus brings it all together. What We Do The DNAnexus platform powers genomics by allowing customers to address these challenges: Analyze massive volumes of raw sequencing data quickly, securely, and economically; Integrate genomic data with clinical and other phenotypic data in a secure and compliant environment; Collaborate seamlessly and safely. We’ve helped top biopharmaceutical companies, leading genome centers, pioneering diagnostic test providers, and consortia globally accelerate their genomics programs.


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