Senior Bioinformatics Scientist

Job Location
Cambridge, MA
Job Description

Senior Bioinformatics Scientist

Location: Cambridge, MA


Position summary:

Gen9 is looking for a senior bioinformatics scientist to lead development of software architecture for our next-generation DNA synthesis platform.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable with a range of responsibilities as a member of a small, efficient team.   


•       Create and promote novel algorithms and solutions for cutting-edge high throughput DNA synthesis platform

•       Collaborate closely with laboratory scientists for experimental design and analysis toward new product development

•       Develop tools and pipelines ranging in context from individual scientist use to automated manufacturing processing

•       Plan, develop, implement, and validate new software solutions and technologies for the full application stack

•       Serve as knowledge source for bioinformatics domain information, providing guidance to other developers



•       PhD / MS in bioinformatics, biophysics, computational biology, computer science, or related degree with 5+ years of industry experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience 

•       Demonstrated expertise with bioinformatics algorithms and ability to vault beyond existing tools focused on genomics applications

 •       Advanced ability in large-scale data manipulation and mining, biostatistics, and/or mathematics

 •       Demonstrated proficiency with Python, C/C++, and Linux/Unix environments

 •       Experience with some or all of the following technologies or equivalents:  SQL, SQLAlchemy, AWS

 •       Experience with revision control systems (e.g. git), continuous integration, and task/issue trackers

•       Demonstrated ability to work effectively with minimal supervision in a small collaborative team and to multi-task and manage numerous activities simultaneously


  • Demonstrated ability to build constructive relationships within and across teams to facilitate collaboration, brainstorming and problem solving.   Ability to present information clearly and succinctly to a range of individuals. 
  • Strong documentation skills



How to Apply


Send resume & cover letter to: [email protected]

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