Senior Computational Scientist

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Job Location
Farmington, CT 06032
TBD + Benefits

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Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Senior Computational Scientist


A position is available immediately for a Senior Computational Scientist to join the lab of Dr. Charles Lee at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine. The research focus of the lab is in the area of structural variation in the human genome and association with human phenotype and disease.  This position offers the opportunity to make leading contributions to cutting edge research in human genetics, disease biology, and translational research.

For more on Dr. Charles Lee and the exciting research happening in his lab, visit the Lee Lab online


  • Develop new algorithms / pipelines for studying SVs in the human genome.
  • Data analysis through established algorithms / pipelines to study genome structural variation and its contribution to human disease and genome evolution.


  • Creativity and eagerness to learn new technologies and science
  • Enthusiasm for working in a dynamic, high-performance research team environment
  • Strong communication skills


  • A Ph.D. in bioinformatics, computer science, biostatistics or any relevant field of study
  • Demonstrable aptitude and expertise in the niche areas of genome variation and/or cancer genomics
  • Solid publication track record
  • Proficiency in programming (Python, Java, C++) and statistical analysis (R, MATLAB)
  • Experience in UNIX-like operating systems and high-performance computing environments


  • Demonstrable leadership in previous research projects
  • Experience with applications for external research funding
  • Track record of developing algorithms and tools in the area of genome variation and/or cancer biology
  • Familiarity with large datasets from big consortium projects such as TCGA/ICGC/ENCODE and 1000 Genomes
  • Experience in High Throughput Sequence (HTS) data analysis, microarray data analysis, data integration or evaluation of new analytical tools and technology
How to Apply


Complete the online application; please be sure to submit a cover letter describing your research interests and background, a CV, and the names of three references.

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JAX began in 1929 with a small group of scientists dedicated to the emerging field of genetics. We now have over 1700 scientists, technicians, and support staff, including over 50 Principle Investigators in five primary disease areas: cancer, reproductive biology, immunology, metabolic processes and neuroscience. Our fundamental contributions to biomedical research include cancer genetics and establishing the mouse as the premier research animal model.

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