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    Opportunity: Senior Computational Biologist @ Good Start Genetics -- Cambridge, MA (US)
    Submitted by HR GSGinc; posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2013


    Good Start Genetics, Inc. is seeking a Senior Computational Biologist who can apply cutting-edge tools and technologies to answer challenging computational, scientific, medical, and business questions.

    Good Start Genetics is a leading molecular diagnostics company that benefits doctors and patients by setting the new gold standard for routine genetic carrier screening for inherited diseases. Based in Cambridge, Good Start Genetics, Inc. conducts genetic diagnostic carrier testing for the reproductive market. Our clinical molecular diagnostics laboratory is CLIA and CAP certified. Good Start Genetics is building a great team with experienced professionals. Please visit for more company information.

    You will love this job if you want to:
    • Invent new data, analytics and software contributing to GSG's intellectual property portfolio
    • Show off your work in publications and at scientific or technical conferences
    • Build on existing algorithms and application programming interfaces that advance our core science and technology platforms
    • Apply rigorous scientific and engineering standards to your specialized knowledge and skills
    • Become an expert in clinical next-generation sequencing data analysis
    • Learn from our data and deliver actionable analysis to key stakeholders
    The right candidate will have autonomy to get hands-on with best-in-class technologies; he or she will collaborate with industry-leaders in cross-functional teams, and directly impact in the growth of the business. The candidate will also have the opportunity to work directly with and learn from some of the world's experts in bioinformatics, genomics and molecular diagnostics.


    Technical capability expected:
    • Expert knowledge of Java, Groovy, and/or Python
    • Education and experience in a quantitative field (for example, statistical or molecular genetics, computer science, or bioinformatics)
    • Strong discipline when it comes to writing code that does important things
    • Exposure to (or enthusiasm for learning) high-performance and cloud computing technologies
    • Experience accessing and analyzing terabyte-scale data using SQL and NoSQL
    • Demonstrable logical and analytical thinking
    • Solid communications skills – both written and oral


    With your resume please include links (no attachments) to your GitHub profile or open source projects or publications, press releases, portfolios, or other professional work products to support your candidacy.

    Resumes are due before 23 December 2013 and submitted to careers[at]


    Good Start Genetics, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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