Genomics & Data Scientist

Clara Foods

As a Scientist in the Strain Engineering team, you will apply cutting edge Omics and data analytics tools to provide insights into Clara’s strains and bioprocesses workstreams. You will help to analyze large amounts of raw information to find patterns that will help extract valuable insights. You will also work with the Strain and Process teams in areas such as QA/QC of strains, and strain genotyping.

Reports To: VP, Technology

Skills and Experience

- Ph.D. in molecular biology, bio-engineering or similar program with 0 to 2 years’ industrial work experience, OR B.S. with 5 to 10 years’ experience

- Experienced in NGS workflows and Omics data analysis

- Familiarity with Minion from Oxford Nanopore Technologies is a strong plus

- Adept at using statistical computer languages (R, Python, SLQ, etc.) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets

- Experience with basic microbiology is a strong plus

- Self-starter with strong organizational, analytical, and general communication skills

- Comfortable working within a small, collaborative team, passionate about changing the world of food

- Must be authorized to work in the U.S. for Clara Foods

Role and responsibilities

As a key member of the Strain Engineering team, you will;

- Execute genome and transcriptome analyses using NGS tools

- Strain identification using genomic DNA markers

- Work alongside creative and innovative scientists across disciplines

- Maintain Strain ^ companywide R&D database using Benchling

- Present results in team meetings with emphasis on application of data mining to guide next generation of strain engineering algorithms

- Document results and report to team members

- Work with stakeholders to identify opportunities for leveraging company-wide data to drive novel solutions & increase productivity

What Clara can offer:

- Generous benefits package; medical, dental, vision, 401k, One Medical membership, commuter benefits, free parking onsite, life insurance, pet insurance, and more

- Unlimited paid time off and 10 paid company holidays per year

- Free newly renovated gym and yoga classes onsite

- Unlimited supply of sparkling water, granola bars, local coffees, variety of snacks and teas

- Weekly happy hours/day time events and quarterly company outings

- Monthly all-hands meetings and 1:1 with CEO and leadership

Sounds interesting?