Computational biologist - Transcriptome Assembly

Seven Bridges Genomics
Job Location: 
Cambridge, MA
Job Description: 

You know genomics and you like to share your knowledge. You have broad competence in the field and expert knowledge of some part of it. You know how to tell good information from bad; how to draw interesting and intellectually responsible results from good information; and how to communicate those results in an accurate and engaging way. You are ready to refine your knowledge and to keep learning about a quickly changing field.

You understand both reference-guided and ab initio approaches to assembly. You know how coverage affects assembly quality, how to improve annotations, and how to troubleshoot standard problems. You know how Trinity, Cufflinks, and other tools work, and you can compare and contrast RNA assembly algorithms.
It would also be nice if you have worked in the gene annotation of a model organism and if you could outline a strategy to combine RNA and DNA data to improve both assemblies.

You will work with our industry-leading team and data to plan, write, and publish articles and results. You will find the best venues and methods to explain your results to the community. You have academic publications, a good blog, or other experience writing about science.

  • An advanced degree in biology, bioinformatics, or a related discipline.
  • The proven ability to write about science in a rigorous, academic manner.
  • The proven ability to communicate science to non-expert audiences.
  • We are also looking for a strong cultural fit, as we value our team more than anything else and we like to learn from each other and share the knowledge. In return, we offer a relaxed and open work environment, great work conditions, and first-hand involvement in one of the most exciting fields of science that is laying down the foundations of modern personalized medicine.
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    About Our Organization: 

    Seven Bridges Genomics ( is building the most advanced cloud computing platform for genomics data analysis on the market. Voted “Best of Bio IT World 2013”, we enable researchers to analyze genomic data faster and more efficiently than ever possible, so that they can focus on advancing the fields of genomics and personalized medicine.