Research Scientist - Precision Medicine

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 04/19/18
Cambridge, MA
Less than 5 years experience
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 04/19/18

Position Summary

The Research Scientist in Precision Medicine will join a dynamic team responsible for start-to-finish work on the analysis and interpretation of biological datasets using GNS’s powerful cloud-based analytics platform. The work involves predictive and causal modeling using both proprietary and off-the-shelf tools, with responsibilities ranging from data preparation, loading, statistical analyses, interpretation, report-writing, in-person presentations to clients and collaborators, and scientific communications to journals and conferences. 

Responsibilities

  • Data preprocessing and statistical analyses in the field of precision medicine, biomarker identification and patient stratification
  • Integrate genomics data from multiple platform with clinical or epidemiology data.
  • Perform predictive and causal modeling using both proprietary and off-the-shelf tools.
  • Interpretation, report-writing, in-person presentations to clients and collaborators
  • Scientific communications to peer-reviewed journals and conferences. 

Requirements

  • PhD with 2-5 years of experience or strong recent graduate, with concentration in life sciences, mathematics, physics/biophysics, statistics/biostatistics, bioinformatics, or computer science
  • Exceptional MS-level candidates will be considered
  • Knowledge of one of the statistical programming languages; experience with R and Bioconductor preferred
  • Familiarity with the UNIX and cluster computing environment such as Amazon Web Services preferred
  • Experience handling and manipulating large data sets
  • Experience in machine learning, probability theory, Bayesian analysis, and causal inference methods
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience working in an interdisciplinary environment is a plus
  • Passion to learn new things and solve problems
  • Please be aware that you will be asked to take a short statistical screening test. You may request a waiver based on strong background, in which case you will be asked to speak through the test concepts over the phone.
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