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    Opportunity: Bioinformatics Scientist @ Good Start Genetics -- Cambridge, MA (US)
    Submitted by HR GSGinc; posted on Tuesday, December 24, 2013

    BACKGROUND

    Good Start Genetics, Inc. is seeking a Bioinformatics Scientist who can develop cutting-edge approaches to processing genomic data.

    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 www.goodstartgenetics.com for more company information.

    You will love this job if you want to:
    • Be at the forefront of genomic technology development
    • Invent new approaches to processing genomic data, contributing to GSG's intellectual property portfolio
    • Dig deeply into large multi-dimensional data sets to derive key insights into the performance of next-generation DNA sequencing technologies
    • Become an expert in clinical next-generation sequencing data analysis
    • Show off your work in publications and at scientific or technical conferences
    • Apply rigorous scientific and engineering standards to your specialized knowledge and skills
    • Work with a top-tier team of biologists, computer scientists, and engineers

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The right candidate will serve as a key computational leader of a cross-functional team charged with driving forward research and development projects that will directly contribute to the growth of the organization.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Technical capability expected:
    • Education (PhD) and experience in a quantitative field (for example, computer science, mathematics, or bioinformatics)
    • Strong command of statistics and probability and the application to quantitative analyses
    • Extensive experience with compiled (Java) and interpreted (Python) languages
    • Experience and comfort working in a Linux environment
    • Enthusiasm for working with large-scale data sets and gleaning novel/key features
    • Demonstrable logical and analytical thinking
    • Industry or production next generation DNA sequencing experience (e.g., product development and commercialization) is especially desirable

    LOCALE

    Cambridge, MA

    COMPENSATION

    DOE. Competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Health & Welfare package available includes: Medical, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance, 401(k) plan, bonus plan, paid vacation and holidays.

    HOW TO APPLY

    With your resume/CV please include a cover-letter outlining how your skill set and experience matches with our position.

    We are moving rapidly to fill a visible role that directly contributes to the bottom line. Interested candidates need to get a foot in the door by submitting information to careers[at]gsgenetics.com

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