News Highlights

News about and goings on at FUSION GENOMICS:

Fusion is Hiring!

Junior/Senior Computational Biologist

Fusion Genomics is looking to hire a full-time Senior Computational Biologist to join our software development team in an exciting and highly dynamic start-up environment. 

The successful applicant will participate in developing, improving and maintaining bioinformatics tools that will advance our NGS assays. This will entail the analysis and interpretation of assay results from genomic clinical datasets, developing genomic models using machine learning, and providing analysis support to our colleagues and external collaborators. The successful candidate will work independently but will interact with software programmers, database developers, other bioinformaticians and laboratory personnel. This role requires a broad knowledge of bioinformatics statistics, and programming, paired with effective communication skills, meticulous attention to detail in analysis, and timeliness.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain bioinformatics pipelines to analyze genomic data from infectious diseases.
  • Provide bioinformatics support for clinical/analytical validation of genomic assays.
  • Produce thorough but concise written documentation of algorithms, validations, SOPs, and other processes and procedures as required.
  • Perform literature search, testing and validation of new data analysis software / techniques.
  • Foster effective and collaborative working relationships with fellow employees, management and external partners.
  • Support and assist colleagues in data preparation and bioinformatics analysis.
  • Contribute to manuscript drafting for peer-reviewed journals.

Qualifications:

  • PhD or MSc from a quantitative field with strong programming experience (bioinformatics, computational biology, data science, statistics, applied math, computer science, or an allied field).  At least 2 years of recent related experience.
  • Experience in implementing and validating bioinformatics methods.
  • Experience working with NGS analysis tools such as SAMtools, BWA, and Bowtie2.
  • Proficiency in working in a Unix environment, including experience with shell scripting and common command-line tools.
  • Working knowledge of distributed version control systems, such as GIT.
  • Proven expertise with Python, C/C++ and or other similar high-level languages.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in spoken and written English.
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently organize work assignments and establish priorities.
  • Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as a member of cross-functional team. 
  • Background in molecular biology and/or infectious diseases a plus.
  • Experienced in the application of machine learning algorithms a plus.

Location: Vancouver, Lower Mainland

FUSION GENOMICS is located at SFU Venture Labs in Discovery Park on the main SFU campus in Burnaby, BC.  We offer a highly competitive compensation package that includes a base salary and health benefits. Combine that with the opportunity and challenge to develop your career and we hope you will see FUSION as a great fit for your next career move.

How to ApplyPlease email jobs@fusiongenomics.com with a cover letter and CV attached.

Fusion Genomics Chosen for Ready-to-Rocket B.C. list

The Ready to Rocket list comprises companies that show the “greatest potential for revenue growth.” Of the 5 category winners chosen this year, Fusion Genomics was the winner in the Life Sciences category.  We are pleased to be awarded this honour!  Although we are glad to see us mentioned in this article published by Vancouver’s own Georgia Straight,  we do wish they had done a better job of describing what we do; supplying a simple test for diagnosing difficult-to-identify diseases using modern Next Generation Sequencing technology and our proprietary bioinformatics database and platform!

 

Fusion Genomics Partnering with Genome Prairie on Genome360 Platform Initiative

Genome Prairie announced that they are partnering with the Vancouver-based Fusion Genomics Corporation using Fusion Genomics’ ONETestTM platform, including FusionCloudTM analytics, to move forward on Genome Prairie’s Genome360 Initiative, as recently announced in Winnipeg on January 8, 2018 by His Honourable Navdeep Bains.

“Manitoba is at the heart of a region that is perfectly positioned to build a strong infrastructure for research and discovery in clean technologies,” says Dr. Simon Potter, Director of Manitoba at Genome Prairie. “We are proud to partner with Fusion Genomics to build the Genome360 program and create an innovative platform to advance genomics tools used for commercialization opportunities in clean technology and contribute to the bioeconomy.”