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Element Materials Technology Bioinformatics Scientist in North Liberty, Iowa


Join us as our Bioinformatics Scientist at JMI, and Element Materials Technology Company. Work with scientific staff to generate and provide next generation sequencing (NGS) analysis that might include project reports, publications, and custom analysis. Build and execute tools for data processing workflows to facilitate data interpretation and provide data management support. Involved with day-to-day data analysis of genomes while contributing to the creation or enhanced tools to visualize complex genomic data sets as well as improve methods for assembling NGS data.


  • Develop bioinformatic software, analysis pipelines and applications to make genomics results and findings available to colleagues and superiors

  • Develop new software applications or customize existing applications to meet specific scientific project needs

  • Communicate and contribute genomic results through conference presentations, scientific publications, and project reports

  • Create novel computational approaches and analytical tools as required by research goals.

  • Consult with scientific staff to analyze problems, recommend technology-based solutions, or determine computational strategies

  • Analyze large molecular datasets such as genomic sequence data, and proteomics data for clinical or basic research purposes

  • Keep informed of new methods, instrumentation, or software by reading scientific literature and attending professional conferences

  • Compile data for use in activities such as gene expression profiling, genome annotation, and structural bioinformatics

  • Provide statistical and computational tools for biologically based activities such as genetic analysis, measurement of gene expression, and gene function determination

  • Improve user interfaces to bioinformatics software and databases

  • Create or modify web-based bioinformatics tools

  • Recommend new systems and processes to improve operations

  • Collaborate with software developers in the development and modification of commercial bioinformatics software or productization of developed workflows

  • Test new and updated bioinformatics tools and software

Skills / Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in a biological science or a related field and 3-5 years of experience in the field



Company Overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 7,500 brilliant minds operating from 200 sites across 30 countries. Together we share an ambitious purpose to ‘Make tomorrow safer than today’.

When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. From early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, our global laboratory network of scientists, engineers, and technologists support customers to achieve assurance over product quality, sustainable outcomes, and market access.

While we are proud of our global reach, working at Element feels like being part of a smaller company. We empower you to take charge of your career, and reward excellence and integrity with growth and development.

Industries across the world depend on our care, attention to detail and the absolute accuracy of our work. The role we have to play in creating a safer world is much bigger than our organization.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.

All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, race, religion, responsibility of dependents, sexual orientation, or gender identity or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.

Job Locations US-IA-North Liberty

ID 2023-11864