BIOINFORMATICS RESEARCH SCIENTIST, Biology, to join a collaborative team of researchers providing bioinformatics support to various life-science faculty and researchers at MIT. Will work closely with other members of the facility to conduct research and provide user training for various bioinformatics projects. Will use expertise in computational analysis techniques to contribute to the research of the community by helping make creative and analytical decisions to drive the research forward and to participate in the mentorship and training of graduate students and postdoctoral staff.
REQUIRED: Ph.D. or comparable degree in biology, computer science, statistics, or related discipline; proven ability to conduct independent research; data science programming expertise using Python and/or R, relational databases, and Linux computational environments; expertise in -omics research that includes knowledge that covers some subset of analytical domains, e.g., single cell, spatial, multiomics, gene expression, gene regulation, genomic assembly, genetic variation, and public data repository mining; familiarity with containerized computing, workflow managers, and version control software; ability to use and develop accurate, efficient, and reproducible workflows; excellent written and verbal communication skills; experience in data visualization; and ability to work as part of a team and with users of diverse scientific backgrounds. PREFERRED: two years of bioinformatics experience, specialization in the area of biology orthogonal to existing bioinformatics team, nextflow expertise, and familiarity with cloud computing. Job #23528 12/12/23
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