Postdoctoral position in the Computational Health Informatics Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Boston Children's Hospital
Job Location
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Job Description

The Computational Health Informatics Program at Boston Children’s Hospital is looking for an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher who will keep up to date with the latest developments in algorithms for analysis of next-generation sequencing and applications of sequencing, especially for personalized medicine and human health.


PhD in Computer Science, Applied Statistics, Computational Biology or related disciplines. Requires a minimum of 1-2 year of relevant post-graduate experience in the NGS data analysis and/or its clinical applications. Extensive experience with NGS technologies, sequence analysis tools (e.g., BWA, SAMtools, GATK); bioinformatics scripts (R/Bioconductor, Python, Perl, ...). Prior experience in software development for NGS data analysis.  Hands-on experience with variant calling and annotation. Solid understanding of common statistical approaches used with genomic data preferred. Experience with cloud computing, parallel computing, esp. Amazon Web Services. Outstanding organizational, planning, process development, communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills. 

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