GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect & identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, & state-of-the-art computer science & data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, & to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, & the United Kingdom. GRAIL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN). For more information, please visit www.grail.com
The Senior Bioinformatics Engineer will be part of a cross functional team that collectively develops the bioinformatics data processing tools that are run as core components of Grail's diagnostic test. In this role, you will work to improve our understanding of cancer signal & noise from sequencing data, translate these findings into algorithmic approaches, & write well-written, scalable, & robust software for bioinformatics sample processing pipelines.
An ideal candidate will have a background in pioneering new methodologies & developing tools for processing high volumes of data in a production environment. A deep understanding of existing bioinformatics algorithms for handling genetics data is a plus.