Career Opportunities

Bioinformatics Scientist, Senior Scientist or Principal Scientist – Data Analysis

About Salish Bioscience

Salish Bioscience is an early-stage oncology diagnostics company. We are focused on improving cancer outcomes by developing highly sensitive and specific tests that provide accurate information about a person’s condition. Our in vitro diagnostic, liquid biopsy products leverage the vast genomic information found in circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) to inform on precision medicine and residual disease.

As an organization, we value teamwork, imagination, contribution, flexibility, courage, and trust. We are looking to add team members who are energized by the idea of building something bigger than themselves, who are comfortable with the adventures associated with carving a new path, and who understand the power of teams over individuals.

At Salish Bioscience, we believe that diverse teams are more effective teams, and that people are our most important business asset. We seek to provide a work environment and a compensation package that is attractive to the highest performing professionals in our field.

We were formed in the Pacific Northwest within sight of the majestic Salish Sea, which captures the magnitude of our mission and inspired our name.


The Position

We are currently seeking a Bioinformatics Scientist or Sr. Scientist to join our team. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in quantitative biology and diagnostics development and should have experience with analysis of high-throughput biological data. The individual will lead analysis of complex genomics data sets generated within the group, develop new methods, and contribute to the development of clinical capabilities and product offerings.

This position can be remote or hybrid on-site at our beautiful lab and office space in Seattle, Wa. with views of the Puget Sound. Full time preferred.



  • Work closely with wet lab scientists to analyze data, test and optimize new methods

  • Conduct analyses of high-throughput DNA sequencing data to understand outliers, make descriptive figures, and address key statistical and biological questions.

  • Contribute to improving tools and to automated analysis pipelines

  • Contribute to experimental design, quality control, and statistical analysis

  • Participate in product development and validation efforts by sharing your expertise in data analysis, analytical validation and experimental design

  • Ability to develop and write clear data analysis plans and reports



  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Statistics, Biochemistry or similar field with 2+ years of relevant experience in Pharmaceutical, Biotech or Diagnostic industry; OR MS in Bioinformatics, Statistics, Biochemistry or similar field and with 4+ years of relevant experience in Pharmaceutical, Biotech or Diagnostic industry; OR equivalent experience

  • Deep understanding of DNA sequencing and its data analysis (sequencing technology, mapping, variant calling, etc.)

  • Excellent data analysis skills and working knowledge of statistical methods

  • Experience using Linux command-line tools, writing shell scripts, version control tools

  • Experience with relational databases

  • Proficiency in at least one common coding language (R, python, etc.)

  • Goal-oriented with good communication skills


Preferred Skills

  • Previous experience with diagnostics analytical validation preferred

  • Experience with experimental design and associated statistical analysis (e.g., hypothesis testing, regression, hierarchical models)

  • Familiarity with NGS workflows


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