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Company: Broad Institute

Location: Cambridge, MA

Date Posted: February 6, 2014

Source: Broad Institute

The Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard is looking to hire an exceptional candidate to join an initiative whose goal is to translate cutting-edge genomics into novel cancer therapeutics. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of genome biologists, chemists, and biochemists who are working together to develop novel compounds targeting specific cancer-associated proteins.

We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about taking a hands-on, problem-solving approach, and collaborating with other scientists in a collegial environment that is infused with intellectual rigor. The successful candidate will be an innovative and analytical thinker, and will enjoy working in an interdisciplinary team.

Candidates should have a strong quantitative background with expertise in computer science. Knowledge of at least one programming language and/or experience with molecular biology and high throughput sequencing data analysis is strongly preferred. Tasks will include development of computational algorithms and pipelines for the analysis of multiple forms ...

The Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard is looking to hire an exceptional candidate to join an initiative whose goal is to translate cutting-edge genomics into novel cancer therapeutics. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of genome biologists, chemists, and biochemists who are working together to develop novel compounds targeting specific cancer-associated proteins.

We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about taking a hands-on, problem-solving approach, and collaborating with other scientists in a collegial environment that is infused with intellectual rigor. The successful candidate will be an innovative and analytical thinker, and will enjoy working in an interdisciplinary team.

Candidates should have a strong quantitative background with expertise in computer science. Knowledge of at least one programming language and/or experience with molecular biology and high throughput sequencing data analysis is strongly preferred. Tasks will include development of computational algorithms and pipelines for the analysis of multiple forms of genomic data including global chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP-Seq), gene expression, and chromatin organization.

The Broad Institute provides a vibrant research environment with close links to MIT, Harvard and the Harvard-affiliated hospitals across Boston. Being a member of our initiative will provide the opportunity for your contributions to be utilized and recognized across the vast global network of researchers in the fields of genomics, chemical biology, and cancer biology.

Characteristic Duties:
• Develop data analysis strategies, write algorithms, and deploy computational tools for the exploration of large data sets.
• Conceive, implement and test statistical models; work with wet-lab researchers to translate these models into testable experiments; analyze the data produced from these experiments.

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