Sr. Bioinformatics Scientist

Courtagen Life Sciences, Inc.
Job Location
Woburn, MA
Job Description

We are seeking ambitious people to join our team and make an impact in an innovative and growing industry.  Courtagen is a privately held life sciences and molecular information company that converts genomic data into actionable clinical information for the diagnosis of critical pediatric neurological and metabolic disorders. Courtagen’s state-of-the-art Next Generation Sequencing clinical laboratory integrates genotype, phenotype, and disease mechanism data using cloud-based computing and custom analytical methods to provide the most comprehensive results for clinicians, patients, and their families to better understand and treat their disease.


Sr. Bioinformatics Scientist




The Sr. Bioinformatics Scientist will be responsible for developing, maintaining and improving code for Courtagen’s next-generation clinical sequencing analysis pipeline. In addition, the Sr. Bioinformatics Scientist will be expected to support junior members of the bioinformatics team and provide timely analyses to other internal departments.




  • Develop and maintain code to analyze and view large-scale clinical sequencing data
  • Develop new methods and algorithms to link phenotype to genotype
  • Train and support junior members of the bioinformatics team
  • Suggest and implement improvements to analysis tools and bioinformatics pipelines
  • Support the R&D team with analyses of new sequencing methods and techniques
  • Follow best coding practices: issue tracking, source code control, and document management                                                                     

Minimum Education and Experience


  • BS/MS/PhD in computer science, bioinformatics, or related field
  • 5+ years experience analyzing next-generation sequencing data
  • Proficient in a scripting language such as Ruby or Python
  • Experience with JavaScript, jQuery, RESTful webservices, Haml, HTML, and Apache is a plus
  • Experience in designing and implementing SQL (Oracle, MySQL) and noSQL (mongoDB) databases
  • Experience with multiple operating systems, including Linux
  • Experience with software deployment in cloud highly desirable, especially Amazon AWS experience
  • Strong communicator with ability to maintain open communication with internal employees, managers and customers as needed
  • Start-up experience is a plus
How to Apply

If this job sounds like a solid fit, you want to work in high growth company with proven success, and be part of an entrepreneurial organization that can create positive outcomes in the lives of the patients we test, send your resume right away.  E-mail you resume to [email protected], and tell us why Courtagen Life Sciences should hire you.  Courtagen is located in Woburn, MA. 

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