Providence Health & Services Bioinformatics Scientist 1 in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Bioinformatics Scientist 1 (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Office Park in Portland, OR.

In this position you will:

  • Analyzes large molecular datasets such as raw microarray data, genomic sequence data and proteomics data for clinical purposes.

  • Works with the Regional Medical Director, Associate Directors, Manager and Bioinformatics Scientists for Molecular Genomics Laboratory to identify needs, test third-party software, develop or modify new software applications and web-based bioinformatics tools and create novel computational approaches and analytical tools as needed.

  • Applies bioinformatics and molecular genetics computation techniques in collaboration with the physicians, molecular scientists and technologists in the Molecular Genomics laboratory to validate gene sequence results and deliver reliable and accurately annotated mutation analysis reports with personalized treatment recommendations for clinical use by oncologists and pathologists.

  • Utilizes programs to collect, store, manage, analyze and report biological sequencing data for use in activities such as gene expression profiling, genome annotation, and structural bioinformatics in conjunction with the Molecular and Genomic Testing Medical Director.

  • Participates in developing policies and procedures for the scientific, technical development, clinical evaluation, and implementation of bioinformatics methods and activities which compliment, and expand the services of the Regional Laboratories for the Oregon Region.

  • Assures that technical decisions are made with regard to patient care and overall testing and operational issues.

  • Supports the activities of the Regional Medical Director and Manager for Molecular Genomics Laboratory as necessary for the purpose of evaluating new products, new methods and clinical trials and to achieve budgeted expense and revenue targets.

  • Engages in collaborative research projects and support scientific activities of Cancer Research when appropriate.

  • Reviews current Molecular Diagnostic and Pathology literature regarding bioinformatics and oncology support.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Masters’ degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, computer Science or Biology.

  • 2 years of experience related to bioinformatics work in a clinical laboratory or experience in academia, biotechnology, or other healthcare field.

  • 2 years computational experience.

  • Must be proficient in a scripting language (e.g. Python/Perl/Ruby) and *nix environments.

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Medical Technologist

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 218982