The ideal candidate will:
• Possess a Ph.D. in computer science, statistics, electrical engineering, physics, biostatistics, or bioinformatics
• Have a proven track record and enthusiasm for conducting research in computational biology
• Be eager to learn new technologies and science
• Be able to learn and work independently, yet collaborate effectively with colleagues.
• Strong background in Data Mining/ Machine Learning/ Statistics
• Experience in applying and developing statistical packages in R and/or Matlab.
• Experience with algorithm development and model building
• Experience with programming in C or C++ or Java
• Experience with scripting languages such as Perl and Python, and with the UNIX/LINUX environment
• Experience with the analysis of biological datasets, especially next generation sequencing (NGS) data
• Familiarity with various public databases and data repositories, statistical software tools and packages, bioinformatics algorithms, particularly in the analysis of NGS data
• Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively with other computational and wet-lab scientists.
• Ability to participate in an interdisciplinary and multi-cultural work environment
Fellows will be joining the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, which is a new institute dedicated to employ genomics to improve human health in a collaborative effort between the Jackson Laboratory (based in Bar Harbor, ME) and the state of Connecticut. The Jackson Laboratory, established in 1929 in Bar Harbor, ME, is a non-profit independent research institution with a proud history of innovative biomedical research spanning eight decades. The laboratory is driving progress in the new era of genomic medicine with the development of its new institute, Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, as part of a $1.1 billion new venture. The new institute is based in Farmington, CT in the Hartford metropolitan area and provides a unique environment for inter-disciplinary and multi-cultural interactions. Hartford is a lively metropolitan area and is within a two-hour drive to both Boston and New York City. The successful candidates are required to live and work in Connecticut with potential visits and training opportunities at the Bar Harbor, Maine campus.