Computational Scientist – The Jackson Laboratory – Bar Harbor, ME

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Job ID: 5953
Job date: 2016-09-04
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Company : The Jackson Laboratory 

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Role : Research Scientist 

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Job Description:
The Jackson Laboratory is immediately seeking computational scientists at all levels (Application/Assistant/Associate/Full/Senior Computational Scientists) to join our Computational Sciences group. These positions offer the opportunity to make leading contributions to cutting edge research in mouse genetics, disease biology, and translational research in collaboration with the faculty and genetic resource scientists and clients of The Jackson Laboratory (JAX). Cross campus and industry collaborations are encouraged.

These positions have primary responsibility for providing statistical and analytical bioinformatics expertise and interpretation in the scientific research programs at the Jackson Laboratory and its collaborative programs.

Characteristic distinction from Application Computational Scientist to Senior Computational Scientist include increased ability to work independently, development of in-depth knowledge in selected biological disciplines to analyze and provide expert reasoning to the relevant projects, and provide project and grant application leadership. A full Computational Scientist is expected to independently establish collaborations within JAX, providing expert reasoning to the projects relevant to his disciplines and make leading contributions to the grant applications in collaboration with JAX researchers. A Senior Computational Scientist is expected to conceptualize scientific projects and drive relevant grant applications to funding.

Required Skills

The ideal candidate will:
Possess a Ph.D. in biostatistics, computer science, bioinformatics or any relevant area of study

Exceptional candidates with Master Degree in biostatistics, computer science, bioinformatics or any relevant area of study will also be considered, especially for entry level positions.

Have a proven track record and enthusiasm for working in a dynamic high performance bioinformatics research team environment;

Demonstrate the aptitude and capacity for developing bioinformatics expertise in the niche areas of biological sciences and relevant translational research, esp cancer biology, immunology, precision genetics and statistical genetics

Be a creative contributor eager to learn new technologies and science

Positions are available in Farmington, CT as well as Bar Harbor, Maine campuses. Incumbents recruited for Farmington, CT campus are required to live and work in Connecticut. All recruits are expected to make periodic multi-day work visits to the other campuses of The Jackson Laboratory. Position and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Desired Skills

Experience in High Throughput Sequence (HTS) data analysis, microarray data analysis, experimental design, data integration, algorithm development, development of sequence analysis tools (bioinformatics programming), evaluation of analytical tools and technology, and delivering training to the research community.

Experience in statistical packages (e.g. R/SAS) and other commonly used software packages such as DAVID and IPA.

Experience in developing computational algorithms and systems to support genetics and genomics research.

Excellent oral communication skills including skills necessary to present at the conferences and workshops, write study designs and analytical methods.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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