DNAnexus Academy Director


Mountain View, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Professional Svcs
  • Post Date: 01/05/2021
  • Website: dnanexus.com
  • Company Address: 1975 W El Camino Real Suite 101, Mountain View, CA, 94040

About DNAnexus

DNAnexus combines expertise in cloud computing and bioinformatics to create the global network for genomic medicine. DNAnexus provides security, scalability, and collaboration for enterprises and organizations that are pursuing genomic-based approaches to health in order to accelerate medical discovery. DNAnexus is supporting customers around the world that are tackling some of the most challenging and exciting opportunities in human health.

Job Description

About DNAnexus xVantage Group

DNAnexus xVantage Group is passionate about partnerships and client success. Our partnership culture is as important as the technology we provide our clients. Our mission is to help our clients achieve their research and clinical goals with the DNAnexus solutions and services. Our team includes highly sought after experts including data scientists, bioinformaticians, cloud computing experts, and software engineers.

Job Description

DNAnexus Academy aims to build high-demand skills in bioinformatics, data science, and data governance and security, to help our clients effectively use our solutions to achieve their research and clinical objectives, and to convert novices to evangelists. 

The DNAnexus Academy Director directs the design, planning, and implementation of the DNAnexus training and certification programs. The DNAnexus Academy Director works across multiple departments and stay abreast of DNAnexus product roadmap to keep the training programs relevant and ahead of demand. This role develops and maintains a program/training delivery schedule that provides training using the media most appropriate for participants. Training may take place in a public venue, enterprise setting, or through on-demand tools such as Coursera. 

The Training Director will report to the VP of the xVantage Group.


  • Develop and maintain the DNAnexus Academy programs for each career track
  • Convincingly communicate values and benefits of the DNAnexus Academy to potential clients
  • Schedule and deliver training.
  • Assemble experts across DNAnexus to deliver material and training on advanced topics such as workflow optimization and machine learning.
  • Track KPIs and sustain a high level of student satisfaction and enthusiasm.
  • Convert students to evangelists.

Skills & Requirements:

  • Master’s or PhD degree (or equivalent experience) in bioinformatics, data science, software engineering, or education.
  • Experience in bioinformatics to support basic, translational and/or clinical research in a biotech, pharma, academic or healthcare environment.
  • Proficient with programming languages and tools such as R, Python, Java, and Jupyter Notebook.
  • Familiarity with advanced analytical concepts such as data modeling, big data,  and machine learning.
  • Substantial experience in designing and delivering education/training programs
  • Experience with the creation and evolution of scientific training curricula, measurement of education KPIs and continuous improvement of the syllabi.
  • Experience with launching and maintaining on-demand training tools.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written; able to communicate clearly and effectively with members of the technical team and executives.
  • Highly organized with ability to manage concurrent deadlines and multiple priorities
  • Experience working in a high-growth start-up environment.
  • Self-starter, highly proactive with the ability to work with minimal guidance and direction.

Additional Information

Based in San Francisco and Mountain View, California, DNAnexus is experiencing rapid growth and is searching for the best talent to join our team. We recently completed a $100 million financing round to advance our growth globally to further serve leading healthcare and life science organizations. Key investors include Google Ventures, Perceptive Advisors, Northpond Ventures, TPG Biotech, and Foresite Capital.

If you are interested in joining our team, please apply today! 

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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