Bioinformatician/Image Analysis, PhD

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Bioinformatician/Image Analysis, PhD

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NIBR is the global pharmaceutical research organization of Novartis. With approximately 6,000 scientists and physicians around the world, our research is focused on discovering innovative new drugs that will change the practice of medicine.

We have an open and entrepreneurial culture, encouraging collaboration to make effective therapies.

At NIBR, you will have the opportunity to work alongside an extraordinarily talented and diverse group of people from around the globe, all committed to making a difference for our patients and customers.

We are currently seeking a Bioinformatician/Image Analysis, PhD, to join our team in San Diego, CA.

The Bioinformatician will be working with scientists and other informaticians to analyze high-content cellular images.

Qualified candidates must have a solid background in image processing theory and practice, good programming and data analysis skills, and experience in working with large-scale datasets.

The Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation offers a unique environment to apply data science methodologies to large datasets originated from high- throughput drug research platforms, where data scientists help to accelerate the discovery of new medicines.


The Bioinformatician is expected to be an independent researcher, who is skillful in surveying existing literature, hunting solutions online, and conceiving new solutions as needed.

The candidate is expected to efficiently and effectively collaborate with biologists in data visualization, data interpretation and result communication.

It is critical for the candidate to be self-motivated to continuously learn the latest developments in the nascent field of data science, including bio/chem-informatics and machine/deep learning.

We are seeking a Bioinformatician with a Ph.D. degree in Computer Vision, Computer Science, Bioinformatics or related disciplines. Strongly preferred.

Required Skills:
• Solid understanding of computer vision/image processing theories and practice.
• Proper biological knowledge required to communicate with scientists.
• Communication and interpersonal skills are keys to succeed in this role.
• Excellent programming skills in Python or R with Linux as the working platform.
• Accurate understanding of machine learning concepts. Deep learning is a plus but not required.

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.



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San Diego, CA

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Novartis Inst for Fun Gen inc

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Research & Development

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Full Time

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