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Director of Computational Biology

Convergent Research
MA, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
Oct 26, 2023

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Academic / Research
Informatics / GIS
Statistics, Biology
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
We are seeking a motivated Director of Computational Biology to help establish an initiative to bring scalability to a breakthrough biological measurement technology.

Our Mission: Our understanding of health and disease has advanced rapidly in the 21st century and owes much to powerful DNA and RNA sequencing technologies. Yet we still face numerous challenges, such as identifying causal disease mechanisms that cannot be resolved by such sequencing technologies. This project (still in stealth mode) is aiming to enable a leap forward in biomedical research, driving innovation across measurement technology, an accompanying computational platform and direct application in studying mechanisms of neurological disease, cancer and aging.
  • Lead a team to:
  • Design, prototype, implement, computational pipelines for high-throughput proteomics datasets.
  • Develop and implement robust algorithms to hone in on testable hypotheses.
  • Perform deep and detailed analyses for data-intensiveexperiments with a team to interpret and communicate results.
  • Curate large-scale datasets for internal and external usage.
  • Hands-on development of interactive tools for other teammates (RShiny, Python, D3)
  • Collaborate with other scientists and engineers to propose experiments and contribute to development of hardware and molecular resources.
  • Define new directions for technology development.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
  • Passion for breaking barriers in computational proteomics.
  • Ph.D. in computational biology, bioinformatics, statistics, mathematics, genetics, biomedical engineering, computer science, data science, molecular biology or related fields is required.
  • Proven track record of leading computational analysis of proteomics data in a team environment
  • Expertise with proteomics data and associated bioinformatics tools
  • Experience with cloud environments such as AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, etc.
  • Proficiency with Python/R, associated analyses and visualization packages as well as command line.
  • Expertise with good practices for reproducible research (git, Jupyter)
  • Creative thinking, problem-solving skills.
  • Highly organized with attention to detail.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, proclivity for reasoning from first principles.
  • Effective communicator to experts outside of your field.
  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to adapt to changing projects and goals.
Who will love this job!
  • You are passionate about science and technology and are eager to work in a team environment.
  • You love learning new techniques, new technologies, and new concepts.
  • You want an environment that will support your future plans as a scientist or engineer.
  • You are committed to open science ideas and want to see your work disseminated broadly.
We offer
  • An opportunity to change the world and work with some of the smartest and the most talented experts from different fields.
  • Tuition reimbursement.
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance through a PPO plan; parental leave.
  • Generous time off + paid holidays.
  • Wellness allowance for fitness and wellness activities.

Convergent Research aims to help fill a structural gap in today's R&D system. We enable fundamental research that requires unusual levels of scale and coordination yet is not rapidly monetizable by industry. We're bringing together top talent from academia, industry, and startups to build a new model for innovative R&D. As an incubator within the Schmidt Futures Network, we identify high-impact scientific or technical research and development opportunities, ultimately defining and launching these projects as Focused Research Organizations.

Convergent Research, LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. We do not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or prohibited by Company policy. We strive for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibit harassment of any kind.

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