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Computational Biologist / Bioinformatician

LuminUltra is currently recruiting for a Computational Biologist / Bioinformatician to join our R&D Team.

Job Description

We are looking for a creative Computational Biologist / Bioinformatician to join our R&D team that is building next generation of molecular diagnostics kits, devices, and methods for the analysis of biological data.  As a key member of LuminUltra’s R&D Team, based in Fredericton or Baltimore reporting to the VP, Technology Development, the Computational Biologist / Bioinformatician will have the following responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of novel software tools, algorithms, and analysis pipelines to speed new molecular assay development thereby reducing time from concept to wet testing.
  • Lead the in-silico design and characterization of new molecular assays for infectious disease based on qPCR and related technologies (e.g. isothermal, NGS).
  • Oversee company efforts to convert extensive customer biological data into actionable insights through data mining, enhanced visualizations, and machine learning.
  • Support R&D team with the development of scripts to streamline calculations and project management.
  • Lead the company’s overall efforts in the digitization of biology.


  • Masters or Ph.D. degree with at least 3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Strong background in computational biology or bioinformatics, mathematics, and computer programming.
  • Comfortable working highly independently on challenging and complex projects.
  • Expertise and passion for data visualization and communication of data science results (e.g., R Shiny web application development, etc).
  • Demonstrable experience with data science tool kits, machine learning, and statistical modeling but also with developing new tools from the ground up.
  • Fundamental understanding in developing ML and statistical models for real-world problems.
  • Strong programming skills in Python and/or R required. Rust programming experience preferred.
  • Experience working with Linux High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster preferred.
  • Ideal candidate will have strong background in molecular or microbiology.

Working Conditions

  • Strong preference for a candidate that can work at least 2-3 days per week on-site in either our Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada or Baltimore, Maryland, USA locations.
  • However, will consider fully remote position for exceptional candidate who is based on the East Coast (Eastern or Atlantic time zone).

 Company Benefits

 LuminUltra offers the following benefits for this full-time position:

  • Flexible paid vacation.
  • Paid flex time to accommodate sick time and personal appointments.
  • Generous bonus program.
  • Opportunity for professional development and training.
  • Medical and Dental benefits.

Application Process

Please submit all applications via email to and reference the job title Computational Biologist / Bioinformatician.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for initial screening will be contacted.

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