CTG Bioinformatics Scientist - Primer Design in South San Francisco, California

Title: Bioinformatics Scientist - Primer Design

Location: US-CA-South San Francisco

Job Number: 18203048

Come join us and grow your career with CTG! Apply now for immediate consideration for this exciting opportunity.

Job Title: Bioinformatics Scientist – Primer Design

Location: South San Francisco, CA

Duration: 5 months, W2 Contract


  • Will be part of the Bioinformatics R&D team in Clinical Next Generation Sequencing Group

  • Responsible for primer design for the development of targeted sequencing panels, pipelines and algorithms for next-generation DNA sequencing

  • Report to the Production Supervisor, will assist on the Product Finishing Team

Job Responsibilities and Required Skills (MUST have to be considered)

  • Three years of current, relevant working experience is required

  • Experience working and developing bioinformatics production systems

  • Must have experience in Perl / Python programming, shell scripting and SQL

  • The following are also required:

  • Hands-on experience with the relevant sequence analysis tools (e.g. Blast, Clustalw, bowtie, etc.);

  • Excellent understanding of genomic databases and their annotations (GenBank, RefSeq, ENSEMBL, dbSNP, UCSC genome browser);

  • Good understanding of the biology behind genotyping, gene expression profiling, comparative genomics and genetic mapping;

  • An appreciation of the use of statistical methods and mathematical models in the interpretation of biological data;

  • Experience with next generation sequencing data

  • Strong communication and organization skills are needed.

Required Education

  • MS or PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, Genomics or related field

Additional Information

  • No third party resumes accepted

  • Drug testing and/or other employment-related inquires may be conducted

  • W2 only, no C2C or 1099 arrangements available

  • Candidates must currently reside in USA or Canada

  • CTG is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer

  • CTG is an E-Verify Company

To be considered for this opportunity, please apply directly through our website by clicking the link below or email your MSWord version resume to Maurine.Mercer@ctg.com. Please reference CTG job number 18203048 when applying!


CTG (NASDAQ: CTG) provides industry-specific IT services and solutions that address the business needs and challenges of clients in high-growth industries in North America and Western Europe. CTG also provides strategic staffing services for major technology companies and large corporations. Backed by more than 50 years of experience and proprietary methodologies, CTG has a proven track record of reliably delivering high-value, industry-specific staffing services and solutions to its clients. CTG has operations in North America, Western Europe, and India.

CTG's greatest asset is its people, and as such, we are committed to providing employees programs and processes to support their performance, hone their skills, and advance in their careers. This commitment is reflected by CTG being named a Best Places to Work in Healthcare company by Modern Healthcare (2013-2016) in North America, and a Best Workplace in the United Kingdom (2013), Belgium (since 2007), and Luxembourg (since 2011).

CTG will consider for employment all qualified applicants including those with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable local, state, and federal laws.

CTG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strong advocate of workforce diversity. Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran.

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