Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Bioinformatics

Organization
Tufts University School of Medicine
Job Location
150 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02111
Job Description

I am seeking a computational biologist to work on a cutting edge bioinformatics project as part of the DARPA funded initiative called “Communicating with Computers.”  This is a multicenter project to use natural language to converse with computers about biological pathways with a cancer emphasis. The primary responsibility will be to develop agent based programs that can conduct dialogs regarding biological pathways.  Knowledge of Natural Language Processing is helpful..  The applicant should have a working knowledge of biological language, networks, databases and standards such as biopax.  The applicant should be able to program in Python and have a knowledge of web based programming, KQML, and SQL. 

Requirements

PhD in Bioinformatics or Computational Biology

Demonstrated programing proficiency in Python

Working knowledge of biological pathway and sequence databases

Familiarity with KQML and SQL and web based programming protocols

Familiarity with and NLP and computational linguistics preferred

Must have good communication skills and ability to work cooperattively

Must be available to start ASAP

About Our Organization

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Please see the Tufts University non-discrimination statement 

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