Senior Research Associate, Bioinformatics

Kite, A Gilead Company
Bioinformatics and Genomics Division
United StatesCaliforniaSanta Monica


At Kite Pharma we are revolutionizing the treatment for cancers through immunotherapy through novel breakthrough technology. We have developed and launched best-in-class CAR-T therapy Yescarta, currently curing patients from previously intractable B-cell malignancies. We are using our expertise to apply our success to other indications, and you can help!

We are seeking a Senior Research Associate to join our Cell Therapy research Center in Santa Monica. You will have the opportunity to work in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment to support a growing R&D portfolio, to build an organization centered on cutting-edge technology, and to develop models based on complex high-dimensional research and clinical data sets. You will provide technical support to dry and wet lab scientist, enabling the interface between high-throughput analytical capabilities and high-throughput genomics and proteomics technologies.


Build and maintain bioinformatics pipelines for the analysis of high-throughput multi-omics data
Develop and maintain technical solutions to support Bioinformatics Research
Serve as the interface between IT infrastructure and analytical capabilities for analysis and automatic processing of high-throughput genomics and proteomics data
Provide Engineering services and solutions as required by the Bioinformatics Research Scientists

Job Requisition ID: R0028246
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Job Level: Associate


Basic Qualifications

Master’s Degree


Bachelor’s Degree and 2+ years of scientific experience


AA Degree and 4+ years of scientific experience


High School Degree and 5+ years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

MS degree in the field of systems biology, bioinformatics, computational biology
AWS SysOps Administrator or Developer certification
Full proficiency Linux shell scripting and Linux administration
Proficiency building and maintaining large scale bioinformatics analysis pipelines for NGS data using R and/or Python programming languages
Hands-on experience with software development documentation and version control using Git
Hands-on experience applying computational tools for the analysis of multi-omics data
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
A proactive, self-motivated and ambitious person with a strong work ethic, ability to work in a dynamic environment and able to adapt to changing priorities

Start date

As soon as possible

How to Apply

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