Computational Biologist

LifeMine Therapeutics
Data Sciences
United States MA Cambridge


Company Description
LifeMine Therapeutics, Inc. is the first biotechnology company exploiting the unique ability of fungi to produce powerful drugs optimized through billions of years of evolution, and deploying these molecules for the treatment of intractable human diseases via novel biological mechanisms. The company is using a genome mining and recombinant overexpression approach to mount a massive search for novel drugs through the fungal biosphere. With operations in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Manhattan, New York, LifeMine brings a unique approach to its revolutionary scientific and medical mission.
Job Summary
We are looking for a Computational Biology Scientist for our Manhattan site with deep expertise in genomic analysis. This candidate will implement novel and open-source computational methods to fuel LifeMine’s fungal genome mining engine. The candidate will work closely with other Genomics’ team members to improve methods of high-throughput sequencing data and big data analysis.

Job Responsibilities
 Develop and implement novel algorithms for the discovery and prioritization of biosynthetic gene clusters
 Perform comparative genomics analyses and interpret results
 Proactively evaluate new technologies and methods, keep up with current literature, and incorporate new knowledge into the genome analysis pipelines
 Collaborate with other scientists in the Genomics group and other groups at LifeMine
 Summarize findings and present results to collaborators


Ph.D. in Genomics, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics or related field
 Proficiency in at least one major scripting language (Python, Perl, R, or similar)
 Experience in working with large data sets and databases

Start date

As soon as possible

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