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Computational Scientist, Bioinformatics

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY:

As Bioinformatics Scientist you will be a key member of the Axcella Research team. You will be responsible for building the computational biology capability of the Axcellerator™ platform. You will collaborate closely with our Discovery Platform teams and act as a nexus of bioinformatics activities across the company. Ability to collaborate and demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills is critical.

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analysis, interpretation, and integration of transcriptomics (next generation sequencing), and other high content (Omics) datasets to derive amino acid discoveries
  • Analysis of data from Discovery Platform including combinatorial deconvolution, modelling, and developing novel optimization algorithms
  • Statistical analysis of experimental data sets (in vitro/vivo and clinical)
  • Development and validation of software and scripts for data analysis and processing
  • Assist with analysis of microscopy data

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

  • Biological and technical understanding of genetic and metabolic data, preferably related to amino acid biology
  • Experience defining and implementing computational solutions to data analysis and visualization across diverse types of biological and medical data, including statistical and machine learning methods
  • Familiarity with programming language (MATLAB/R, python or comparable scripting language)
  • Strong statistical background
  • Track record of effective cross-functional collaboration on complex projects involving people with very diverse backgrounds
  • Motivated to work in a highly dynamic, biotech environment

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Ph.D. in a computational biology or bioinformatics discipline

If interested, we would welcome a cover letter and CV sent to careers@axcellahealth.com No phone calls please, and only those we will be following up with, will receive a reply.