At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted, and teams taught. It's in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness and in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global, and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Research Computing group and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
The Sr. Bioinformatics Scientist shall be responsible for:
Working with the research community in collaboration with other members of Research Computing, to faciliting and empower pediatric researchers.
Working with members of BCH research community having varying levels of bioinformatics expertise and work on a range of diverse disease areas including rare diseases.
Supporting research with advanced and novel analytical workflows to facilitate discovery and scholarly publications. Developing collaborative relationships and a desire to foster the use of bioinformatics data in research studies.
In order to qualify you must have:
Minimum of Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, bioInformatics or related, with a minimum of six years of work experience which might include graduate projects, Ph.D. preferred
Strong background and experience with bioinformatics data
Strong publication record
Knowledge and experience in the use of open source bioinformatics software and pipelines to support diverse bioinformatics analyses such as single cell RNA-seq, bulk RNA-seq, WGS, proteomics, etc.
Proficiency with Python and R required; experience with SQL, Git, scientific workflow tools, HPC and/or cloud computing would be a bonus.
Excellent written and verbal communication, an ability to translate complex and domain-specific information for nonspecialists and the ability to empathize with the needs of nontraditional users
Effectiveness and comfort in teaching and public speaking
A positive attitude and ability to develop productive relationships with pediatric researchers
Desire to work and problem solve in a team environment, where staff frequently depend on one another
Ability to provide solution-agnostic support by focusing on research requirements and desired outcomes
Patience and persistence to troubleshoot technical issues
Passion for new technologies and science
Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.
Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
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About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.