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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 Compromise‚ĄĘ products and services across a number of markets, including specialty and performance chemicals, flavors and fragrances, cosmetics ingredients, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceuticals.

We are now opening an office in Porto and are looking for Software Developers to join our team of smart, highly motivated team members dedicated to working together to create a cleaner, more sustainable future.

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


  • Assessing requirements, proposing techniques or technologies for accomplishing them;
  • Working with a cross-disciplinary group of computational biologists and software engineers to implement solutions.

Main requirements

  • Hold a masters or higher degree in quantitative discipline such as computer science, mathematics, computational biology, electrical engineering, bioengineering;
  • Be fluent in statistics, biology, and computer science;
  • Have proven experience in building scientific applications in Python, Java or R (or equivalent);
  • Have strong social skills;
  • Be pro-active, self-motivated and take ownership of tasks;
  • Have strong communication skills, both written and verbal, in English.

Nice to have

  • Are creativity, independent thinkers, and passionate
  • Have worked in large projects, with multiple contributors
  • Experience with software testing
  • Experience with distributed version control systems: Git, Mercurial or similar
  • Experience with Continuous Integration
  • Experience with Functional Programming
  • Experience with Relational Databases
  • Experience with Unix based operating systems


  • 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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