Job Overview:

Covance by Labcorp is recruiting a Bioinformatics Scientist II to support cloud workflow development. This position may be fully remote. Analyses range from early stage exploratory to full CAP/CLIA validated clinical studies. Primary duties will include:

  • Transfer existing NGS workflows from on-premise resources to cloud based platforms.
  • Develop new workflows for NGS analyses directly on cloud resources as new assays are brought online.
  • Work with scientists, genomics lab staff, project management, IT, and QA to understand analysis needs and gather pipeline requirements.
  • Write validation documents for analysis workflows.
  • Perform validation activities for analysis workflows following internal SLC procedures.
  • Develop and write analysis SOPs.



  • PhD in bioinformatics, biology, or related field


  • Able to function in a fast-paced, high throughput environment.
  • Demonstrated organizational and communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and team work skills are essential.
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new programming environments for pipeline development.
  • Ability to prioritize workload to effectively handle several projects at any given time.
  • Quickly and competently train on and perform new and updated protocols.
  • With little supervision, understand and perform specific tasks that need to be completed on a daily basis. Organize and lead meetings with participants across different departments in order to present data and/or recommendations for specific goals.



  • Five+ years of bioinformatics experience working on NGS assays, with a focus on pipeline development.
  • Five+ years of scientific programming using Python or R.
  • Full comfort working in a unix-based environment. Bash or other scripting skills is essential.


  • Experience with deploying bioinformatics solutions to cloud environment such as DNAnexus, AWS, and BaseSpace.
  • Experience with Docker and CWL/WDL.
  • Familiarity with working under regulatory systems such as GxP and CAP/CLIA.
  • Familiarity with SQL to enable programmatic interactions with LIMS systems.

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