Computational Biologist

Tufts Medical Center CTSI
Job Location
800 Washington St
Boston, MA 02111
Job Description
  • A. Objective and Scope of Engagement

   The Tufts Medical Center (TMC) and the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) is seeking to engage a Computational Biologist (CB) for a new scientific software development initiative. The CB will assess, recommend and document bioinformatics and pathway analytics workflows.

  • B. Deliverables

At the end of the project, Contractor will have delivered the following to Tufts CTSI:

1. Pathway analytic workflows and supporting documentation

  • C. Period of Performance

Services shall commence on July 1, 2018 and shall be completed no later than December 30, 2018.

  • D. Fees and Payment Terms

Total hours not-to-exceed 250 for engagement unless increased by mutual agreement. Payments will be for time and materials, only.

  • E. Additional Terms and Conditions

If selected for this opportunity, contractor will sign a standard Tufts Medical Center consulting agreement and a Business Associate Agreement

  • F. Invoices

Invoices will be submitted on a monthly basis. Payment will be issued between 45 and 60 days of submission of invoice, the Tufts Medical Center standard accounts payable period.


  1. Utilize best practices and methodologies to assess bioinformatics use cases and create visual and narrative representations of pathway analytics workflows.

Applicants must have the following scientific skills and qualifications:

  2. PhD in Bioinformatics or Cheminformatics,

  3. 5 years proven experience as a Bioinformaticist and/or Computational Biologist

  4. Deep knowledge of biomarker discovery and drug development activities using pathway concepts and omic datasets,

  5. Advanced knowledge of pathway analytics computational tools and methods.

  6. Advanced knowledge of pathway analytics representational standards and methods including BioPax and related ontologies, nomenclatures and metadata concepts.

  7. Must have strong communication and time management skills,

  8. Ability to ensure high-quality on-time delivery of system documents and deliverables,

  9. Ability and experience as a short-term independent contractor with own resource

How to Apply

I. Responses to this opportunity should be addressed to William Harvey, MD, MSc, FACR, Director of Clinical Informatics Integration, and sent via email to

II. Include the following with your response a. Detailed description of services to be provided

b. Hourly rate on a time and materials basis

c. Brief biography and or Curriculum Vitae

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