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.
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.
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
Apply on our Career site lifeminetx.com/opportunities-at-lifemine/?gh_jid=4492396002