The Harvard FAS Informatics Group is looking for a population geneticist, bioinformatician, or computational biologist for a staff scientist position. This individual will collaborate closely with faculty, post-docs and students to help design and implement research projects, with a focus on population and ecological genomics. In addition, this individual will help develop new methods and facilitate reproducible research practices in the analysis of sequencing data, with opportunities to publish and present their work to the wider scientific community if desired. This is a flexible job that provides opportunities for teaching, extensive collaboration, and independent research, in the context of a stable position in a strong intellectual environment with good work-life balance.
Work closely and collaboratively with Harvard faculty, postdocs, and students on the analysis of sequencing data and other biological ¿big data¿, with a focus on population and ecological genomics
Lead ongoing efforts in the FAS Bioinformatics group to develop methods and build resources for non-model and comparative population genomics
Teach bioinformatics workshops to the Harvard community on topics of interest
The Bioinformatics group lies at the intersection of scientific research and large scale computational analysis and works with many research groups. We are thus looking for someone who enjoys picking up new knowledge and working on a variety of projects across a range of methods, although we are particularly interested in candidates with population genetics experience.
We are committed to cultivating not only the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students but also in developing an inclusive culture that is vibrant, engaging and encouraging of innovation as well as intellectual debate. We believe creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace allows employees from all backgrounds and walks of life to achieve their fullest potential. We also believe an inclusive culture is one that accepts, values and views as strength the difference we all bring to the workplace.
During the current period of COVID-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position, with transition to working onsite in Cambridge, Massachusetts when our campus reopens.
We regret that Harvard does not provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship for this position.
We invite individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to be a part of our community.
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
A Master's degree or higher in Biology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science or a related scientific field, and at least 5 years bioinformatics experience.
Experience with programming languages commonly used in bioinformatics such as Python or R, and experience with Linux shell scripting.
PhD in a relevant field is strongly preferred
Expertise in the theory and analysis of population genetics data, with experience in non-model systems, is preferred.
Fluency with Linux shell scripting and high performance computing, especially workflow management tools and best practices in reproducible science.
The ability to explain complex scienti¿c and computational ideas to a wide range of scientists and researchers (such as graduate students, postdocs, and faculty), including those with little or no computational experience, will be extremely important for the successful candidate.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 53361BR
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