Providence Health & Services Bioinformatics Scientist in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Bioinformatics Scientist (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR.

In this position, you will:

  • Be responsible for providing bioinformatics support to the Providence Oregon Regional Molecular Genomics Laboratory and the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute for the analysis and interpretation of advanced molecular diagnostic techniques including Sanger sequencing, RT-PCR, gene expression, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), microarray, etc.

  • Develop and apply bioinformatics methods and software tools for analysis and integration with clinical information and perform tasks to reduce and consolidate data output to help interpret and prioritize findings.

  • Support the maintenance of genomic and biologic database information used for record keeping, validation, quality control, quality monitoring, data storage, as well as assessment and implementation of new technology and software releases associated with NGS testing.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's of Science in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science or Biology with significant computational experience

  • 2 years of experience related to bioinformatics work in a clinical laboratory or experience in academia, biotechnology, or other healthcare field

  • Basic knowledge about molecular biology and genomics

  • Proficiency in a scripting language (e.g. Python/Perl/Ruby) and *nix environments

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 2 years of experience related to bioinformatics work in a clinical laboratory or experience in academia, biotechnology, or other healthcare field involving next generation sequence data analysis

  • Experience with the following:

  • Large dataset analysis in R

  • Analyzing next generation sequencing data (DNA-seq, RNA-seq, etc.)

  • Commonly used database and bioinformatics tools for NGS data analysis (e.g.) bedtools, SAMtools, IGV, ANNOVAR, Bowtie, GATK, ChimeraScan, UCSC Genome Browser, Galaxy, SoftGenetics, CLC bio, TopHat, etc.)

  • Web framework (e.g. Django, Sinatra, Rails or others)

  • HTML/CSS, Javascript and SQL on NoSQL databases

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Research

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 208708