We are looking for a motivated Computational Biologist to join our interdisciplinary team in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School, for an exciting opportunity in building data analysis tools and pipelines for clinical genomics.
Genome sequencing is becoming a routine approach for diagnosing genetic diseases, as well as discovering new disease mechanisms. As the number of patients referred to genetic screening is increasing, there is a clear need to build effective solutions to manage their data for clinical applications. The same data also provides opportunities for research and discovery.
The Clinical Genomic Analysis Platform (CGAP) at Harvard Medical School is envisioned as scalable research and clinical web-based application for analysis, annotation, visualization, and reporting of genomic data. CGAP is developed by a multidisciplinary team of clinical geneticists, bioinformatics scientists and software engineers. The working environment combines the best features of a startup (fast pace, flexibility, flat hierarchies) with those of one of the leading medical schools (excellent benefits, outstanding opportunities for learning, great resources, brand recognition).
CGAP is currently seeking a full-time Bioinformatics Scientist to enhance the analysis of DNA sequencing data for our growing Genomics Program. The scope of this role will include developing, automating, and implementing leading-edge genetic software tools. These tools will facilitate the identification and annotation of disease-causing genetic variants of patients at the clinic.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Ph.D. in Biology, Bioinformatics, or a related field; or a master's degree and 3 years' experience in Bioinformatics.
Technical expertise in genetics, molecular biology, bioinformatics or related field.
Strong programming skills.
Proficiency in LINUX operating systems and related scripting languages.
Proficiency in Python.
Experience in high-performance computing, clusters, and cloud computing.
Experience with software development for healthcare products as well as familiarity with common clinical scenarios, regulatory and quality standards, payer and provider considerations.
Research experience in genomics or population genetics.
Analysis of high-throughput sequencing data.
Software pipeline management.
Version Control, in particular Git.
Open-source software development.
R, C/C++, Java
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 51160BR
About Harvard University Medical School
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.