Bioinformatics Scientist

Boston Children's Hospital
Information Services-Research Computing
United States MA Boston


At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted, and teams taught. It's in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness and in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global, and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed research computing group and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.

The Bioinformatics Scientist shall be responsible for:

Working with leading researchers who have collected an array of data (e.g., host and viral genomic sequencing, transcriptomics, phenotypes, lab measurements) to understand immune responses of patients hospitalized with COVID-19.
Building pipelines for quality control and data analysis, integration of multiple data sources, data management and deposition of data to public repositories.
Developing collaborative relationships, demonstrating a desire to enable and support scholarly work, interest in a wide range of research domains beyond your area of expertise, and the ability and the desire to work in a team environment.

In order to qualify you must have:

Master’s degree or higher in Bioinformatics, computational biology or a closely related field, and at least two years’ experience.
Knowledge and experience in the use of open source bioinformatics software and next generation sequencing pipelines to support diverse bioinformatics analyses such as RNAseq, WGS, proteomics, metabolomics, immunophenotyping, etc.
Proficiency with Python and R required; experience with deep learning, statistics, SQL, Git, scientific workflow tools, HPC and/or cloud computing would be a bonus. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Passion for new technologies and science.
The desire to work in a team environment, where staff frequently depend on one another
A demonstrated ability to understand multiple aspects of a problem and identify appropriate solutions
Excellent written and verbal communication

Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.


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