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Location: Torrance, CA (LABioMed @ Harbor UCLA)
Job Type: Full-Time, Salaried with Benefits & Stock Options
Reports to: COO

Role Description:

We are currently looking to hire a full-time or part-time Computational Biologist that has experience working with microarray and next generation sequencing data for population genetics. As a Basepaws Computational Biologist, you have the ability to become a leader in the field of cat genetics and pioneer an underfunded research area. 

At Basepaws there is substantial flexibility to pursue your own research interests provided that necessary responsibilities are completed. There are numerous avenues for advancement and flexibility. You will interact with marketing and executive teams to guide the company and make significant contributions to the company as a whole. You will also have an opportunity to interact with pet owners to understand what they desire out of a genetic test. We have a strong preference toward individuals that are creative and curious about what is currently an understudied field.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Masters, Ph.D., D.V.M., or M.D. degree in a relevant field (e.g. Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science), or equivalent practical experience.
  • Fluency in at least one of the following programming (C++, Java, C#) and scripting languages (Python, node.js, bash).
  • Capable of conducting computational biology outside of R.
  • Hands-on experience working with various public and proprietary data repositories (e.g. TCGA).
  • Understanding of bioinformatics pipelines for processing and interpreting sequencing data.
  • Strong scientific understanding of molecular biology and genetics.
  • Excellent teamwork, time management, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to recognize, report, and resolve mistakes in analysis and developed algorithms.
  • Strong desire to impact the health of cats.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience working in a computational biology or genomics laboratory.
  • Experience in GWAS, eQTL, imputation, and population genetics analysis algorithms.
  • Experience in integrative omics analysis, data mining, pathway analysis, statistics is desirable.
  • Working experience with R.
  • Proficient working in a Unix/Linux environment.
  • Desire to work in a startup environment
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement algorithms and methods, especially in collaborative software and data analysis development environments (i.e. source control, code and analysis reviews, API use and definition).

Seniority Level

  • Senior

Industry

  • Biotechnology
  • Genetics
  • Information Services

Employment Type Full-time

Job Functions

  • Research
  • Engineering

How to apply:

Send your resume (or CV) and cover letter to purrfectjob@basepaws.com

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Job Type: Full-Time, Salaried with Full Benefits

Role Description:

We are currently looking to hire a Data Infrastructure Engineer. You will work on building out a data infrastructure on AWS for storage and analysis of large and complex datasets which includes genomics data. You and the team will be responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of the companies new data platform and will focus on infrastructure, design, architecting, building, iterating and optimizing the data environment. You will work closely with bioinformaticians to implement this infrastructure. Genomics knowledge is not necessary, but nice to have. Excellent team and compensation package.

How you will have an impact:

Your work will contribute meaningfully to core systems, from design --> implementation and you will help solve complex technical problems across all services and at all levels.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop pipelines for continuous integration/deployment of data infrastructure and full-stack applications on AWS.
  • Building pipelines/systems with scalability, performance, and security in mind.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Experience with HPC environments via cfncluster or parallel cluster
  • Experience with AWS cloud services: Lambda, S3, Batch, Step functions
  • Experience with various database systems (SQL, noSQL, graph)
  • Excellent teamwork, time management, and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience leading a companies data infrastructure
  • Desire to work in a startup environment
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement algorithms and methods, especially in collaborative software and data analysis development environments (i.e. source control, code and analysis reviews, API use and definition).

Seniority Level

  • Senior

Industry

  • Biotechnology
  • Genetics
  • Information Services

Employment Type Full-time

Job Functions

  • Engineering

Benefits:

  • Medical, Vision, and Dental Plan available
  • Salary based on experience and options
How to apply:

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Job Type: Part-Time, $16 to $18 Hourly 
Reports to: CMO

Role Description:

Do you LOVE marketing & pets? Do you enjoy working in a startup environment? This role works closely with our Chief Meowketing Officer to develop and execute the company's social media strategy (including community growth and content strategy). The position is available immediately at our Basepaws HQ in El Segundo. This is a unique opportunity to invest your skills and expertise in making an impact on two of the world’s most booming industries: genetic tests and pets. 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and coordinate all aspects of the Social media strategy, create and implement the Social media calendar for all social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn). Good writing and creating basic visuals is a must.
  • Develop and manage a content marketing strategy including the Content Calendar (newsletters, blogs, ebooks, etc).
  • Manage the email channel, including calendaring, minor copywriting, layout, proofing, sending and reporting on all email campaigns that go out.
  • Manage our community on Facebook.
  • Brainstorm new and creative growth strategies
  • Report on social media content performance on a weekly and monthly basis. Utilize insights on trends and opportunities to recommend future marketing activities.
  • Ensure all campaign creatives are consistent and in line with the organization’s brand

Optional (in case you want to do more work and have more fun with us):

  • Assist with influencers and affiliates
  • Assist with PR and events
  • Assist with customer service


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of work experience with digital marketing, preferably in an online-consumer-focused company (pet industry a big plus)
  • Proficient in Google Analytics and/or other site analytics tool, experience in Adwords and Facebook Ads, Hubspot, Mailchimp, Shopify
  • Experience working with creative teams to generate digital content
  • Ability to work as part of a team or work independently. Has a bias for action: takes initiative and runs with projects to complete high-quality work
  • Resourceful and scrappy - you aren't afraid to hustle and improvise if needed
  • Strong communication skills: you love talking to people (especially with customers), creating partnerships and maintaining relationships both internally and externally
  • Works well in a fast-paced environment and is comfortable with ambiguity and changing priorities
  • Passionate about making an impact on a growing company
  • Ability to think strategically, analytically and creatively is a must in this role

How to apply:

Send your resume (or CV) and cover letter to purrfectjob@basepaws.com