Senior Informatics Analyst at Atreca
South San Francisco, CA, US

Atreca is an integrated biotechnology company located in South San Francisco, California. We apply our proprietary drug discovery platform to profile clinically relevant, active B cell responses in patients receiving successful treatment and, in turn, develop a portfolio of antibody therapeutics against novel tumor targets with the potential to treat large patient populations. Atreca seeks talented, driven individuals who are dedicated to making a positive impact on human health and are motivated to become key members of a growing biotechnology company.

Position Summary

We are seeking your help as an expert informatics analyst to join the Informatics group in supporting the data management of Atreca’s biologics drug discovery programs. You will work closely in a cross-functional team with your colleagues in the laboratory, consulting managers and their staff to determine data management needs, breaking those needs down into prioritized projects, and coordinating the implementation of software supporting those needs. You will guide the team through each project to completion. For each project, you will document gathered requirements and pass them on to software engineering staff for development and implementation.

During the development process you will meet regularly with developers and stake holders to ensure that implemented features are tracking requirements and are acceptable. Prior to deployment you will review and test tools to ensure they are functioning properly. You will also work with staff to identify, vet and implement commercial software tools that meet requirements when suitable products exist. Your work will help us build the systems necessary to discover the next breakthrough treatments for cancer patients.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with research scientists, research manager and other stakeholders identify data management needs
  • Determine and document requirements
  • Break down needs into projects
  • Ensure that overall priorities are visible to stakeholders across all projects
  • Translate requirements into tasks for software engineers
  • Manage project timelines
  • Review and test features to verify project requirements are met
  • Ensure smooth day to day operations by addressing support tickets and following up on them
  • Create and maintain software tool usage documentation when necessary

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • BS Degree in Computer Science, or Biology related field and 5yrs informatics analyst experience or MS Degree and 2 yrs relevant experience.
  • Experience working in a biotechnology environment strongly preferred
  • Experience generating requirements in specifications documents, flow charts and schematics
  • Strong data modeling experience
  • High proficiency in SQL
  • Scripting (Python, Perl) experience preferred
  • Experience configuring and working with analytics software (Spotfire / Tableau)
  • Familiarity with Agile SDLC
  • Project Management experience desired
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Understanding of principles of software quality control

Exact title commensurate with experience. Atreca is an equal opportunity employer.