Computational Scientist - Statistical Genetics & Biostatistics

Organization
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Job Location
10 Discovery Drive
Farmington, CT 06032
Job Description

 

 

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine is seeking a senior level computational scientist in Biostatistics & Statistical Genetics to join our Computational Sciences – Statistics & Analytics (CS-SA) group. In this role, you will have an excellent opportunity to make leading contributions to cutting edge research in disease biology and translational research in collaboration with the faculty and genetic resource scientists and clients of The Jackson Laboratory. Cross campus and industry collaborations are encouraged.

The Computational Scientist reports to the Director of Jackson’s Computational Sciences (CS) and have primary responsibility for providing statistical and analytical bioinformatics expertise and data interpretation to the scientific research programs at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, CT and its collaborative programs.  A Computational Scientist is expected to independently establish collaborations within The JAX, provide expert reasoning to the projects relevant to his disciplines, make leading contributions to the grant applications in collaboration with the researchers at The JAX.

 The ideal candidate will:

 

•          Have a Ph.D. in Biostatistics and Statistical Genetics

•          Have a proven track record and enthusiasm for working in a dynamic high performance research team environment;

•          Demonstrate the aptitude and capacity for leading statistical genetics and biostatistics effort at the Computational Sciences and its collaborators.

•          Strong experience and publication record in Biostatistics and Statistical Genetics esp. in the field of clinical trials

•          Be creative contributors eager to learn new technologies and science

 

Incumbents are required to live and work in Connecticut with periodic multi-day work visits to the Bar Harbor, Maine campus.

 

Desired Skills

  • Experience in Biostatistics and  Statistical Genetics
  • Experience in clinical trial design, analysis and report generation.
  • Experience in High Throughput Sequence (HTS) data analysis, microarray data analysis, experimental design, data integration, algorithm development, development of sequence analysis tools (bioinformatics programming), evaluation of analytical tools and technology, and delivering training to the research community.
  • Experience in statistical packages (e.g. R/SAS) and other commonly used software packages such as DAVID and IPA.
  • Experience in developing computational algorithms and systems to support genetics and genomics research.
  • Excellent communication skills including skills necessary to present at the conferences and workshops, write study designs and analytical methods.

 

 

 

Requirements
  • Experience in Biostatistics and  Statistical Genetics
  • Experience in clinical trial design, analysis and report generation.
  • Experience in High Throughput Sequence (HTS) data analysis, microarray data analysis, experimental design, data integration, algorithm development, development of sequence analysis tools (bioinformatics programming), evaluation of analytical tools and technology, and delivering training to the research community.
  • Experience in statistical packages (e.g. R/SAS) and other commonly used software packages such as DAVID and IPA.
  • Experience in developing computational algorithms and systems to support genetics and genomics research.
  • Excellent communication skills including skills necessary to present at the conferences and workshops, write study designs and analytical methods.

 

The successful candidate will have PhD degree in Statistics, Biostatistics or Statistical Genetics. The candidates with proven track record of “omics” data analysis, independent collaborative work and leading contributions to a biological discipline would be preferred.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Apply

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

 

About Our Organization

The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution based in Bar Harbor, Maine, with a facility in Sacramento, Calif., and a new genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Conn. We employ more than 200 Ph.D. scientists and a total of more than 1,400 employees. In 2011 and 2012, researchers voted The Jackson Laboratory among the world’s top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in a poll conducted by The Scientist, a magazine for people working in the life sciences. The Laboratory draws on an 83-year reputation for excellence in mammalian genetics, built on the groundbreaking discoveries of its own researchers and on the development and global distribution of the most diverse collection of genetically unique mouse strains in the world. The Jackson Laboratory is a National Cancer Institute – designated cancer center. Our research covers a broad range of genetic disorders, including cancer, diabetes, neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders, autoimmune disorders, and conditions related to reproduction, development and aging. The Laboratory’s mission is to discover the genetic basis for preventing, treating and curing disease, and to enable research and education for the global biomedical community.

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