Bioinformatics Research Scientist

Massachusetts, United States
19 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Koch Institute (KI) for Integrative Cancer Research-Bioinformatics and Computing Core (BCC) Facility, to work with outstanding faculty and motivated trainees. Will support a broad range of biological research projects through analysis and interpretation of experimental data and help ensure that KI researchers are able to take full advantage of the wide range of rapidly evolving single-cell technologies.  

The Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research is an NCI-designated Cancer Center that leverages exciting synergies between biologists and engineers to advance our understanding of cancer in order to novel develop therapeutic approaches. The BCC facility provides bioinformatics and computational biology support to KI scientists working in more than fifty labs across four departments and centers. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: advanced degree (Ph.D. preferred) in biology, computer science, statistics, or related discipline; extensive bioinformatics research experience with substantial expertise in single-cell gene expression analysis and other single-cell technologies; expertise in sparse matrix algebra and machine learning; formal training in statistics and substantial experience in the application of statistical methodologies, including generalized linear models, to biological research; demonstrable expertise in programming (e.g., Perl/Python, BioPerl, Java, R, MySQL); expertise in UNIX-based computational environments; excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills; experience working in a collaborative environment that includes faculty, administrators and students within a university setting; and ability to work both independently and with other members of the KI-BCC team. Experience with the generation of publication quality graphics a plus.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.