Senior Bioinformatics Engineer

Boston, MA /
Software /
Our mission at Asimov is to radically advance humankind's ability to design living systems. We're developing a mammalian synthetic biology platform––from cells to software––to enable biotechnologies with outsized impact, with an initial focus on gene therapies, cell therapies, and protein therapeutics.

We are searching for a Bioinformatics Engineer with deep domain experience in building batch NGS workflows to join our Software Team and work closely with our Synthetic Biology Team. At Asimov, data is core to our platform. We genetically engineer living cells and generate high-dimensional NGS data using RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, ribosome profiling, genome sequencing, and more. The ideal candidate is motivated by designing scalable workflows and intuitive interfaces to help our computational biologists and mammalian cell engineer distill insights from large biological datasets. This is a unique opportunity to work at a nimble, forward-thinking synthetic biology startup and help build the foundation for engineering biology.

As a Bioinformatics Engineer you will have the opportunity to:

    • Architect scalable workflows for QC and analysis across a breadth of multiomics experiments
    • Build interfaces to connect the components of this software with our Synthetic Biologists' workflows
    • Innovate novel methodologies for alignment, calling and assembly 
    • Be directly involved in driving the long-term bioninformatics and computational biology roadmaps at Asimov 
    • Be directly involved in building our technology platform, business strategy, and company culture
You are a highly skilled software engineer with deep domain knowledge in bioinformatics spanning years of experience in an industry or research. You are passionate about joining an early stage startup where autonomy, passion to learn, and excitement to engineer biology take precedence over process and ego. You embrace ambiguity and always drive for impact. In addition, you have extensive experience with software languages (e.g., Python, Java, Scala, R), have demonstrated experience building scalable NGS pipelines, a strong foundation in scalable software design, a collaborative mindset, and a passion for continuous learning.

We're fueled by a vision to transform biological engineering into a fully-fledged engineering discipline. Should you join our team, you will grow with a constantly evolving organization and push the frontiers of synthetic biology. Company culture is key to Asimov, and ours is a culture of recombination; we believe that our mission can only be achieved by bringing together a diverse team with a mixture of backgrounds and perspectives.