Data Scientist

Broad Institute
Job Location
Cambridge, MA
Job Description

Group Description:
A lively team and wider community of computational biologists, medical geneticists, and software engineers dedicated to creating the GATK, a general-purpose, open-source toolkit for applying next-generation DNA sequencing to medical genetics. An integral part of the Broad Institute, a new kind of deeply-collaborative research institution that is transforming medicine and human health by building software to organize, process, and visualize scientific data on an unprecedented scale.

Job Description:
Will conceive and develop statistical analysis approaches to understand the data from emerging DNA sequencing technologies, instantiate these ideas in usable software tools, and apply these tools to collaborative projects with revolutionary implications in human medical genetics. Will apply computational techniques and biological domain knowledge to design and implement analysis tools to solve complex computational and statistical problems.

Will work collaboratively with other scientists on computational research in a fast-paced environment. Must enable the research of other program scientists through excellent communication, teamwork, and a focus on creating usable and accessible research software tools. Must be capable of working in an interactive team environment while conducting self-directed research within broader goals set by group.

- B.S. degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Bioinformatics, or a related scientific field is required. M.S. degree is preferred.
- Must have significant large scale data analysis experience.
- Must have experience translating the results of large scale data analysis into goal driven presentations.
- Must have excellent general computational and programming skills; experience with R, Python, LUA or Matlab and familiarity with C/C++.
- Must have excellent oral and written English communication skills required.

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