Director of Bioinformatics

Position Title: Director of Bioinformatics

Classification: Exempt

Reports To: Chief Technology Officer


Who is Active Motif?

Active Motif is the industry leader in developing and delivering innovative tools to enable epigenetics and gene regulation research. We are committed to providing the highest quality products and superior service & support to serve the life science, clinical and pharmaceutical/drug discovery communities. Whether you are an expert in the field of epigenetics, or a researcher interested in integrating epigenetics research into your studies, Active Motif offers a comprehensive portfolio of epigenetics-related products and services and the support of our team of epigenetic experts to provide complete and innovative solutions to tackle your scientific inquiries.


What’s the job all about?

OVERVIEW: Leads, directs and inspires a team of Bioinformaticians conducting the processing of customer data, maintenance and improvement of existing analysis pipelines, and transfer of new analysis pipelines to production

Provides both strategic and tactical/technical leadership and expertise in areas of design, analysis and reporting
Accountable for providing end-to-end Bioinformatics services from project conception to data delivery
Responsible for maintaining and improving existing production analysis pipelines and transferring prototype analysis pipelines into production
Responsible for scaling up customer facing training and education program
Supports and mentors the performance and career of a team of Bioinformaticians delivering high-quality results
Manage day-to-day activities of Bioinformaticians responsible for processing customer data based on deadlines
Participates in the development and maintenance of a data analysis and delivery platform for non-clinical / clinical customers
Contributes to departmental strategic and goal-setting plans in order to meet corporate strategic goals
Collaborates and communicates effectively with senior management and other stakeholders or cross-functional teams
Functions independently while understanding the requirements for communication, collaboration and partnerships

What you can offer?


PhD. graduate level training in bioinformatics, computational biology, or biology related fields with significant bioinformatics experience preferred
5+ years’ experience (industry or academic) is preferred
Demonstrated leadership and managerial skills directing and motivating a team of bioinformatic scientists
Expert knowledge of current bioinformatics/genomics/proteomics resources and open-source tools
Experience with cloud-based analyses and workflow managers (Nextflow preferred) is a plus
Experience with epigenetic assays is a plus

Proficient with MS Office Suite/ MSTeams
High attention to detail and problem solving
Professional written and verbal communication
Success Factors:

Personable, efficient and a highly motivated professional with an internal drive to succeed
Excellent problem-solving skills and a willingness to think creatively
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
Time management: prioritize tasks to ensure that projects are completed by deadlines
Demonstrated ability to follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and maintain detailed records

What Active Motif can offer?

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience
Health insurance: medical, dental, vision (full employee premium, 50% for dependents)
Life insurance, 401k
Vacation: 120 hours for first two years, with an additional day added each year after first two.
Major holidays, and Christmas week
Free EV Charging for employees
Employee events, Game Nights, Employee Recognition, Birthday/Anniversary celebrations, Culture Committee, Book Club

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