Bioinformatics Scientist

Durham, North Carolina
Posted 1 month ago

Passionate about global nutrition? Ready to give parents more options on how to feed their baby? Worried about the effects on our climate due to animal agriculture? Ready to put your technical skills to create positive change in the world?

Us too!

We are looking for a bioinformatician to join our team in Durham, North Carolina!

You are a detective and enjoy using data to present scientific findings

  • You’ve got a keen eye for detail and enjoy digging through large data sets
  • You like to move fast, but are able to maintain meticulous record-keeping
  • You are comfortable performing critical analyses and interpreting data for actionable decision-making that impacts the greater company
  • You have a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with tight deadlines for deliverables that have high visibility in an organization
  • You hold yourself and others to the utmost ethical standards in all scientific and professional endeavors

You are a cross-functional powerhouse

  • You enjoy working closely with teammates and external partners to complete deliverables of a caliber to be used in funding applications, investor updates, and publications
  • You thrive when your input for scientific strategic skills is leveraged and you enjoy actively engaging in regular scientific discussions outside of your field of expertise
  • You have an innate ability to articulate complex topics to a scientific audience as easily as your non-scientific friends
  • You have exposure to assisting in data package creation for regulatory testing and clinical trial design and can fluidly translate data languages across platforms

You love tackling challenging problems with a team

  • You believe in our mission of working towards better infant nutrition, women’s health, and sustainability
  • As a conscientious teammate, you’re curious to learn from co-workers and share your personal passions
  • You enjoy working collaboratively with a broad and diverse team and stepping outside of your comfort zone
  • You’re naturally inclined to think critically and creatively to work through murky problems with limited resources
  • You contribute meaningfully to discussions of data generation and relish identifying next steps for analyses and experimentation that feeds your work

Qualifications & Preferred Experience


  • Masters-level degree in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, or related field with at least three years of relevant work experience; OR Doctorate-level degree in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics or related field with at least two years of relevant work experience in industry or governmental agencies


  • Experience with synthesizing statistical analysis of large data sets
  • Ability to translate data findings into technical reports and business implications for cross-functional use across the organization
  • Experience with principal component analysis and multivariate statistics
  • Demonstrated ability to design experiments to define thresholds and achieve statistical power
  • Knowledge of JMP, Minitab, Tableau, and R Statistical software
  • Experience with observation, survival, longitudinal, categorical, and generalized linear models
  • Experience preparing comprehensive statistical reports to communicate findings with investigators
  • Experience with data mining and retrospective analysis
  • Must enjoy investigating details and figuring out the solutions to problems 


  • Biochemistry background is a plus
  • Background knowledge of nutrition, regulatory studies, and data visualization
  • Experience with multi-omic analysis of complex macromolecular mixtures
  • Experience with other statistical packages is a plus (e.g., R, Stata, PASS, NQuery, S-Plus, Python, etc.)

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