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    Opportunity: Bioinformatics Scientist -- Tufts Technology Services @ Tufts University -- Medford and Boston, MA (US)
    Submitted by rebecca batorsky; posted on Wednesday, October 06, 2021


    Seeking a Bioinformatics Scientist for the Research Technology group, part of Tufts Technology Services at Tufts University, who will support bioinformatics research and education for Tufts University faculty, staff and students. The ideal candidate has excellent ability to present and interpret scientific data, is enthusiastic about both research and teaching and enjoys working in a collaborative environment.


    • Developing `omics data workflows and curating reference data for the support of bioinformatics research on the Tufts High Performance Compute Cluster (HPC) and Tufts Galaxy Server
    • Providing consulting services and technical support to faculty, post-docs, and students from a wide range of academic backgrounds
    • Providing training in analysis and visualization methods for `omics data in the form of workshops and modules in semester courses
    • Evaluating commercial bioinformatics software and managing renewals for site licenses


    • Knowledge and experience typically acquired through a BA/BS in Computer Science or a related quantitative science (Biology, Engineering, Math, Physics)
    • 1-2 years of work experience in Bioinformatics in industry or research
    • Significant hands-on experience with:
      • Bioinformatics methods for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) analysis, such as bulk and single-cell RNASeq, ChIPSeq, variant calling, de novo genome assembly
      • Functional annotation and pathway analysis
      • High-Performance Computing (HPC), analytics and visualization platforms, including extensive experience with UNIX/Linux based systems.
      • One or more programming languages: Python, R, C, Perl
      • One or more database language: SQL, MongoDB
    • Demonstrated ability to visualize and present bioinformatics data using relevant programming and visualization tools
    • Interest in teaching and outreach
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills


    • MA/MS in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Computational Biology or a related quantitative science
    • 2+ years of work experience in Bioinformatics industry or research
    • Consulting experience for interdisciplinary projects
    • Experience in teaching and outreach
    • Experience developing NGS pipelines
    • Experience with cloud computing and development (e.g. AWS, Google Cloud)
    • Experience teaching workshops and/or semester courses
    • Experience with presenting biological results to scientific audiences, such as research publications or conference presentations
    • Experience with web server development


    This is a two-year limited term appointment with possibility of renewal.


    Medford and Boston MA, USA


    Apply online:[...]27501


    Tufts Technology Services (TTS) is a university-wide service organization committed to delivering technology solutions in support of Tufts' mission of teaching, learning, research, innovation, and sustainability. With staff across all of Tufts' campuses, as well as a 24x7 IT Service Desk, we collaborate with schools and divisions to meet the demands of a global, mobile community. We promote a collaborative, flexible work environment, embrace diversity and inclusion, and encourage personal and professional development. Learn more about TTS on our website.

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