Bioinformatics Scientist

Harvard University, Informatics Group
Job Location
Cambridge, MA 02138
Job Description

The Harvard FAS Informatics group and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma (BI) are joining forces on an exciting project to explain the brain circuitry underlying symptom domains of relevance to the central nervous system. The project will build on a substantial body of work already undertaken by BI in collaboration with Circuit Therapeutics to further integrate and interrogate disparate datasets. These datasets range from optogenetics and behavioral phenotyping to single cell manipulation and next generation sequencing. Based in the Harvard FAS Informatics group the position requires the development of methods to i) integrate data from the collaboration with publicly available datasets, ii) develop models using standard modeling frameworks, and iii) develop novel approaches for analyzing single cell NGS data.


Basic requirements:

  • Master's degree in bioinformatics/computational biology;
  • 7+ years of bioinformatics/computational experience with a background in next generation sequencing analysis;
  • Proficient in Unix, R, and at least one commonly-used programming language - Python preferred.


Additional preferred requirements: 

  • Ph.D. strongly preferred;
  • Experience of modeling biological networks and knowledge of the different approaches currently used;
  • Experience working on large compute clusters and knowledge of job scheduling software;
  • Experience developing novel statistical techniques for biological data;
  • Experience in the field of brain research, psychiatry beneficial.
About Our Organization

This position is based in the Informatics group, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University. We are small but dedicated team with diverse expertise, working in the cramped space between faculty, core facilities and high performance computing. In addition to supporting the core facilities as Harvard, we smooth the path of scientific discovery by working with faculty, post-docs and grad students to design and analyze sequencing experiments for the most efficient bang for the buck.

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

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