BioFire Defense is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).


Data Analyst Posted: 10/12/2018



Full-Time Technical Transfer

Position Summary

BioFire Defense is seeking a Data Analyst to join our Applied Mathematics Team! We are looking for a full-time employee with a mathematics background and some data analysis experience. If you are an excellent problem solver that wants to work in a fun, collaborative environment, this is the job for you! You will work under the direction of the Statistician.

While working with the team, you will collect data, perform analyses and present results. With excellent programming skills, you will maintain scripts that are understandable and can be explained to others. Specific tasks vary and the culmination of a task may include writing a study or giving a presentation to an individual, team, or the company. A regular responsibility is communicating your methodology to individuals without a mathematics background. Additionally, you will help explain mathematics and statistics to co-workers.

Training and Education:


  • Bachelor’s in Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science or other applicable field with 0-3 years of experience; or a Master’s with 0-1 years of experience
  • Proficient in a programming language used in the field, such as R, SAS, Python, Matlab, etc.
  • Experience with statistical tests (t-tests, chi-square, F-tests)
  • Ability to learn quickly, and to adapt and accept changing priorities
  • Strong documentation practices, organizational skills and time management
  • Great attention to detail
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including many departments within the company
  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently

Moderate proficiency in at least one of the following:

  • Experience in a production environment (either a cGMP manufacturer or an assembly environment)
  • Experience with technical writing (in an industrial environment)
  • Experience with publication in a peer-reviewed journal
  • Experience with source control (version control)
  • Advanced statistical techniques (sample size determination, experimental design, etc.)


  • Biochemistry, biological chemistry or molecular biology experience
  • Familiarity with a statistical software package, such as Minitab, GraphPad Prism, JMP, Design Expert, etc.
  • Familiarity with Stan and Bayesian statistical models
  • Familiarity with databases and query languages (e.g. SQL)

Benefits and Compensation:

  • We offer competitive salaries
  • Vacation/holiday pay
  • Medical benefits
  • Stimulating work environment

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