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Computational Biologist

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Job details

  • Full-time
  • map markerPorto, PT
  • cardRequires Work Permit
    Requires that you're a citizen or have a valid work permit / visa sponsorship to work in the country in which this position is based.
  • routeSenior
  • routeEnglish
    Preferred spoken language

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Amyris is the integrated renewable products company that is enabling the world's leading brands to achieve sustainable growth. Amyris applies its innovative bioscience solutions to convert plant sugars into hydrocarbon molecules and produce specialty ingredients and consumer products. The company is delivering its No Compromiseā„¢ products and services across a number of markets, including specialty and performance chemicals, flavors and fragrances, cosmetics ingredients, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceuticals.

At Amyris Porto we are building the next generation of tools to guide and support synthetic biologists in engineering novel biosynthetic solutions. 

This project is co-financed by Portugal 2020 under the Operational Program for Competitiveness and Internationalization through the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER).

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Combining molecular genetics, metabolomics expertise with computational knowledge to identify, test solutions for challenges in synthetic biology 
  • Working with a cross-disciplinary group of computational biologists, software engineers and experimental biologist to implement solutions as commercial products

Main requirements

  • Holds a masters or higher degree in a quantitative discipline in biology such as systems biology, computational biology or bioinformatics 
  • Is familiar with microbial molecular genetics and / or metabolism
  • Has worked with statistics in biology
  • Has proven experience in building scientific software in Python, Java or equivalent
  • Is pro-active, self-motivated and take ownership of tasks
  • Is a creative and independent thinker
  • Has strong social skills
  • Has strong communication skills, both written and verbal, in English

Nice to have

  • Experience with experimental synthetic biology or genetic engineering work flows
  • Experience with working in collaborative projects, with many contributors
  • Experience with software engineering workflows
  • Experience with relational or NoSQL Databases
  • Experience with working with Cloud infrastructure


  • Competitive salary based on your skills (x14)
  • Training opportunities in San Francisco Bay Area in the first year
  • Interesting international projects in cutting-edge technology
  • Great work environment
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Budget for events
  • Meal allowance

  • Training and education budget

  • Vaccine plan

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