BIOINFORMATICS DATA ANALYST, School of Medicine, Genetics, Molecular Medicine (23500558771123)

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Boston, MASSACHUSETTS
Job Type: FullTime

The Biomedical Genetics Section in the Department of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) is seeking to fill a full-time position requiring computer programming and data analysis/statistics skills. The project is a multi-disciplinary study to analyze large datasets including clinical, epidemiological, genetics and genomics from the Alzheimers Disease Sequencing Project Functional Genomics Consortium (ADSP-FGC). We will investigate the etiologies and risk factors of Alzheimers disease and potential drug targets. You will join a group of talented and motivated team members for this mission. New lab members will develop and apply computational frameworks for high-throughput, next generation sequencing (NGS) datasets (e.g. WES/WGS, bulk/single-cell Transcriptomic, Epigenomics, Proteomics and Metabonomics). The vibrant, multidisciplinary training environment will apply their expertise in statistics modeling, genetics epidemiology, bulk/single cell genomics analysis/technologies and for close interactions with Biostatistician, Bioinformatician, Epidemiologist, Neuropathologist, clinical Neurologist and our collaborators at BUSM and the ADSP-FGC.


  • Minimum of Masters degree plus 2+ years of experience in software engineering, computer science, data science, bioinformatics, biostatistics, or a related technical field
  • Experience in machine learning approaches and an understanding of the analysis and testing the algorithms
  • Experience in analyzing big data including genetics/genomics or omics data
  • Strong knowledge of Bioinformatics, Statistics, Computer Science, or Genetics
  • Some knowledge in pharmacology or drug development preferred
  • Demonstrated background or interest in Alzheimer's disease
  • Excellent skills in R, R Shiny, and Python plus experience with SQL and database systems
  • Experience with AWS, Linux, and cloud storage and computing
  • Flexibility to learn new technologies

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources site. 

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. 



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