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ABOUT US: Scripps Research is ranked the most influential institution in the world for its impact on innovation. We expand basic knowledge in the biosciences, and use these fundamental advancements to develop profound innovations that improve wellbeing. Our educational and training programs mold talented and committed students and postdocs into leading edge scientists. Scientists in the institute’s five academic research departments work hand-in-hand with researchers of the Scripps Research Translational Institute and Calibr to merge foundational studies in biology, chemistry and computer science with translational science to produce pioneering drugs and advances in digital and precision medicine. Together, we cultivate new scientific leaders and expand the frontiers of knowledge to deliver medical breakthroughs to better human health around the globe. If you have a passion for making a difference, this could be your opportunity to join our transformative team.
POSITION TITLE: Staff Scientist
This position will broadly contribute to the creation of bioinformatics tools and the use of those tools to perform biomedical analyses. Initially, this position will focus on the development and application of the BioThings Explorer tool for querying and integrating information from biomedical APIs. 

Ph.D. in bioinformatics or in an appropriate scientific discipline required. A minimum of two-year experience that includes software application development and programming in Python.  

Prior expertise with one or more of the following is preferred:
• Biomedical research, including genetics, genomics, and/or drug discovery
• Semantic web
• Development of APIs
• Multi-developer projects
• Biomedical ontologies  
La Jolla, California or Remote Employment

This position works in an office environment. Further details of the physical requirements of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

COMPENSATION: The expected hiring range for this position is $64,480.00 to $87,360.00 per year, commensurate with experience. Consideration will be given to experience that exceeds the listed requirements.
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EEO Statement:
The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote diversity of thought, culture and background in the fields of science. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status. Underrepresented individuals are encouraged to apply.
COVID-19 update: 
The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until restrictions change, interviews will be conducted virtually.

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