Application Computational Scientist

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Job Location
Farmington, CT 06042
Job Description

Position is immediately available for an Application Computational Scientist to join the Computational Sciences – Statistics & Analytics (CS-SA) group at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, CT. This position offers opportunities to make leading contributions to cutting edge research and operations in disease genomics and translational research in collaboration with the faculty and the clients of The Jackson Laboratory. Interdisciplinary and industry collaborations are encouraged.


The Application Scientist reports to a Computational scientist and has the primary responsibility of providing sequencing analytics and data interpretation to the scientific research programs at The Jackson Laboratory.

Job Location

Farmington, CT, US.

Incumbents are required to live and work in Farmington, CT with periodic multi-day work visits to the Bar Harbor, ME location.



The ideal candidate will:


•          Have a Ph.D. in bioinformatics, biostatistics, computer science, statistics or any relevant field of study OR a relevant M.S. and substantial research experience in bioinformatics

•          Have a proven track record of working in a dynamic high performance research team environment

•          Demonstrate the aptitude and capacity to work in highly demanding research and genomics operations

•          Be a creative contributor and is eager to learn new technologies and science



Competencies and Skills

  • Experience in High Throughput Sequence (HTS) data analysis, development of sequence analysis tools (bioinformatics programming) & pipelines, evaluation of analytical tools and technologies, and delivering training to the research community
  • Proficiency in Unix/Bash, Python, Perl, R or similar is preferred
  • Experience with bioinformatic tools and databases (GATK, TCGA, UCSC Genome Browser, IGV etc.) is required
  • Experience in experimental design, data integration, algorithm development is a plus
  • Familiarity with evolutionary biology, genomic structural variations and clinical genomics is a plus
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills including skills necessary to present at conferences and workshops, write study designs, and analytical methods
How to Apply

Position Type


Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.



Interested candidates may submit applications online ( that include a CV, list of publications, a brief statement of research interests along with a cover letter.

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