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Bioinformatics Scientist II, Companion Diagnostics

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (Covance)

Morrisville, United States of America

Bioinformatics Scientist II, Companion Diagnostics

Labcorp’s Companion Diagnostic (CDx) development lab in Morrisville, NC is seeking a Bioinformatics Scientist II to support the development of NGS assays for clinical trials and subsequent diagnostic use.  The ideal candidate should have experience designing and implementing new analysis pipelines for NGS assays in a regulated environment, possess strong analytical skills, and be a self-motivated team player.  We are looking for a confident, proactive individual capable of taking the initiative and driving to results!

This position is remote. Your success will be measured by meeting project goals on-time and within budget, meeting client expectations, and contributing to scientific growth of the CDx team.

At Labcorp you will…

  • Assume responsibility for designing, validating, and implementing new NGS analysis pipelines including software lifecycle (SLC) activities when applicable.
  • Provide statistical expertise for development projects. 
  • Work in a fast-paced, high throughput environment to meet client driven timelines.
  • Interact directly with pharma clients and regulatory authorities, including the FDA.
  • Be responsible for revenue generation by bioinformatic client deliverables.
  • Participate in business development activities and presentations to win new business.
  • Support the Quality Management System with good documentation practices and audit internal activities as applicable.  
  • Write SOPs, validation, and analysis reports.


PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biostatistics, Biology, Biochemistry, or related field.


  • 5+ years of post-degree bioinformatics experience working on NGS assays is required, including but not limited to RNA-Seq, WGS, WES, or targeted panels.
  • Full comfort working in a *nix-based, command line environment.  Bash or other scripting skills is essential.
  • 5+ years of scientific programming using Python and R.
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis methodologies is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, code, and validate analysis pipelines is required.
  • Experience with WDL, CWL, or other workflow development languages.
  • Experience with implementing workflows in a cloud environment.
  • Experience with Jira, Git and Oracle Agile PML strongly preferred.
  • Experience in IVD product development, including design control, strongly preferred.


  • Able to function in a fast-paced, high throughput environment.
  • Solid organizational skills and independent drive to sustain productivity and meet deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills are essential.
  • Ability to prioritize workload to effectively handle several projects at any given time.
  • Quickly and competently train on and perform new and updated analysis methods.
  • Understand and perform specific tasks that need to be completed on a daily basis.
  • Identify and offer suggestions for process improvements.
  • Ability to complete written reports as part of client deliverables.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work under pressure to generate high quality data analysis.

Application window open through: 7/5/2024

Pay Range: $83,000.00 - $130,000.00

Work Schedule: M- F 8AM-5PM

Work Location: Remote

Benefits: All job offers will be based on a candidate’s skills and prior relevant experience, applicable degrees/certifications, as well as internal equity and market data. Regular, full-time or part-time employees working 20 or more hours per week are eligible for comprehensive benefits including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, STD/LTD, 401(K), ESPP, Paid time off (PTO) or Flexible time off (FTO), Commissions, and Company bonus where applicable.  For more detailed information, please click here.

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Job posted: 2024-06-21