Senior Scientist – Computational Biologist – WuXi NextCODE – Cambridge, MA

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Job ID: 6114
Job date: 2016-10-18
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Company : Wuxi NextCODE 

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Role : Research Scientist 

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Job Description:

We are a growing global genome informatics and diagnostics company offering the world’s most proven technology for next generation sequence-based genetic testing and analysis

Our ideal candidate is the type of person who constantly wants to push the boundary of what is impossible. We are working in a field and creating a technology with functionalities that have never existed before.


PhD in computational biology, bioinformatics or equivalent.A minimum of 4 years relevant experience is required. Academic Research and Post Doc experience that demonstrated both technical and collaborative skills will be considered.Fluency in various machine and deep learning applications/design especially regarding neural networks (Markov chains/fields, generic algorithms, PCAs, ICAs, and ensemble methods are greatly appreciated and respected)Familiarity with general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: Python, C/C++, MatlabStrong understanding of data structures, algorithms, and design patternDemonstrated experience in data curation, data mining and an ability to interrogate, interpret, and visualize large and diverse, biological and toxicological datasetsDemonstrated ability to independently develop and implement computational workflows starting from raw data through analysis, hypothesis generation and visualizationDemonstrated experience in leveraging in silico methodologies to drive drug discovery projectsFamiliarity with proteomic and genomic data analysis and systems biology softwareDemonstrated experience and ability to work effectively in a matrix, global environment as part of a multidisciplinary teamSkilled in clearly communicating complex computational approaches and methodology to non-computational scientistsStrong, written, oral communication and influencing skills are essentialIdeal candidate will be a software engineer or computational biologist that can think from the point of view of a biologist while understanding computer science / software engineering at a deep level; very close interaction with molecular / cell biologists will be expected at every level from tool / algorithm design, curation / quality control, analysis, and code testing to ultimately delivering algorithms and tools (Bioinformatics Software Engineer) or insights and recommendations (Computational Biologist) to other researchers and decision makersWide understanding of both biology and computational biologyExperience working in fast paced team environments (industry and start-up experience is a plus)Ability to understand and make decisions and recommendations about high level strategy as well as about the details of an analysis project or experimentExtensive experience in bioinformatics, software engineering / testing / validation, data curation, large scale data and NGS analysis, statistics, or statistical model building, as evidenced by productive and successful programs and/or publicationsExperience with Git, R Markdown / LaTeXCloud compute experience (AWS)Strong leadership and management skills, excellent verbal and written communicationFamiliarity with cell and molecular biology techniques, NGS, gene editing and/or CRISPR/Cas9 biologyA high degree of energy, accuracy and attention to detail, and a passion for creating transformative gene-based medicines to patients with serious diseases

Job Type: Full-time

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