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Director, Computational Biology

Company: Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

We are seeking a highly motivated Director, Computational Biology to join our Data Sciences team in Cambridge, MA. The Director will lead and develop a team of computational biologists responsible for development and validation of computational biology methods integrated with multi-omic lab workflows to enable new molecular diagnostic assays. The successful candidate will possess deep knowledge of NGS methods development, strong analytical skills, solid scientific background, and a high level of professional leadership. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide strategic leadership including defining, developing, and driving an innovative and collaborative computational biology roadmap
  • Lead, grow, and develop a team of computational biologists and bioinformatic scientists to support diagnostic product development
  • Oversee development and optimization of computational biology methods for highly accurate detection of cancer biomarkers from liquid biopsy clinical samples
  • Partner with molecular biologists, process engineers and cross-functional teams to design and deliver fully integrated sample-to-results clinical diagnostic workflows that meet product and operational requirements
  • Support product development and validation with study design, data exploration, integration and analysis, and result interpretation
  • Identify and evaluate new opportunities and technologies, and incorporate into the computational method development as needed
  • Communicate results in internal and external forums to support scientific, regulatory and business objectives
  • Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.
  • Support and comply with the company's Quality Management System policies and procedures.
  • Regular and reliable attendance. Qualifications
    • PhD or equivalent with deep technical experience in computational biology or bioinformatics
    • 7+ years working in industry and growing teams of computational biologists, bioinformaticians, or data scientists; experience in cancer diagnostics or biopharma is preferred
    • Strong high-level programming skills (eg Python, R), deep familiarity with open source bioinformatics tools and experience building custom methods for analysis of NGS data that are suitable for future deployment as enterprise applications
    • Strong experience with cloud based development
    • Extensive scientific understanding of cancer genomics and proteomics, technical proficiency and creativity, and a strong capacity for innovative thinking
    • Proficient in managing multiple projects as part of a diverse cross-functional team with matrixed resources
    • Self-motivated, with strong organizational skills, attention to detail and an ability to adapt to increasing opportunities and responsibilities as our team rapidly grows
    • Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the position with or without accommodation. EEO Disclosure We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Applicable portions of the Company's affirmative action program are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request. Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.

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