Computational Geneticist

Job Location: 
New York, NY or Cambridge, MS
Commensurate with Experience

Competitive Benefits Package

Job Description: 

Primary Duties:

-Manipulate and analyze whole genome and high complexity genotype data, including copy number variance (CNV) from complex microarray data

-Develop protocols to predict the probability and severity of complex diseases related to structural genetic variations.

-Participate in implementing a system to test for and identify those diseases

-Test and assure the quality of automated analysis systems

-Efficiently manage experimental data and data workflows

-Monitor trends and innovations in the fast-moving world of genomic data, analytics, storage, and clinical diagnostics

-Contribute to the ongoing design and development of GenePeeks technology
Other duties as assigned

Some travel may be required


Our ideal candidate would have the following training and technical expertise:

-Ph.D. in genetics, biostatistics, computer science or related field, or comparable training

-Familiarity with and experience using related publicly available scientific datasources and tools (OMIM, DBSNP, GeneReviews, UCSC Genome Browser, Galaxy, HapMap)

-Ability to implement tools using APIs that automatically interrogate publicly available scientific datasources and tools such as OMIM, DBSNP, GeneReviews,
UCSC Genome Browser, Galaxy, HapMap

-Familiarity with next-gen data analysis and whole genome data

-Research experience with and /or knowledge of clinical aspects of the genetic causes of Autism, Schizophrenia and other neurological disorders

-Experience analyzing SNP, CNV, GWAS (or NGS) data

-Experience using automated bioinformatics tools

-Experience working with whole genome sequence data

-Proficiency with scripting language such as Python or R

-Familiarity with 1000 Genomes Project or similar exposure

General Requirements:

-Ability and motivation to work independently
-Ability to interact proactively with a small group
-Strong written and verbal communication skills
-Desire to work in a fast-paced, loosely structured business environment
-Sense of humor

Contact Information: 

If you are interested in this role and fulfill the requirements, please send your CV and cover letter to

About Our Organization: 

GenePeeks is a unique genetic information company with a mission to help families protect the health of their future children. We are searching for a highly-skilled scientist to join our growing team and help develop leading-edge technologies in a fast-paced, early-stage environment.