Informatics Scientist

Organization
Veritas Genetics
Job Location
Danvers, MA
Job Description

VeritasGenetics is seeking an Informatics Scientist to help develop and manage the data analysis pipeline for our CLIA laboratory. At Veritas, we believe that everyone has the right to actionable genetic information that can lead to early detection and prevention.

We value motivation, team fit, attention to detail as well as excellent organizational and communication skills. You are energetic, hardworking, and willing to do many different tasks from day to day. You keep your eye on the ball and finish what you start, all the while juggling multiple priorities.

We are looking for someone to be an essential part of our Bioinformatics department, starting with the management of our data analysis pipeline. Analysis pipeline management includes development of new techniques for processing data as well as ensuring correct operation of the production pipeline. Knowledge of programming, Linux command line, and some basic computer hardware repair skills are essential. 
Clear written and verbal communication is essential for interfacing with other departments. Most, if not all, work will be performed on site.

 

Requirements

Requirements:

PhD in molecular biology, genetics, genomics, statistics or similar or Master’s Degree with 5+ years of experience in similar fields. Previous experience in one or more fields of heritable disease biology is critical for success.

Must be able to program in Python, Perl, or equivalent. Experience in R, S, S+, Matlab or other statistical language is also required. Command line (bash, csh, tcsh) interface is a plus as is knowledge of Next Generation Sequencing data analysis and tools (bwa, samtools, gatk, picardtools, etc).

 

How to Apply

To apply, please send your resume along with a cover letter to [email protected]

About Our Organization

We are a passionate and dynamic group of scientists, engineers, genetic counselors, business folk, and designers. Our goal: empower people to live healthier, longer.

But, our story began in the 1970s with a young student passionate about one thing, DNA. George Church's work set in motion countless genetic discoveries, including the Human Genome Project, the first initiative to map all genes in the human genome.

George, along with a group of visionaries and scientists, including leaders from Harvard Medical School's Personal Genome Project, co-founded VeritasGenetics.

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