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Bioinformatician / Data Scientist

Company: Novartis
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

250 genomics research projects every year are waiting for your data processing and analysis expertise!The Chemical Biology & Therapeutics department is looking for a highly motivated bioinformatician with expertise in the processing and analysis of sequencing data to support innovative drug discovery efforts. You will have the opportunity to work in a matrix team consisting of data analysts, members of the NIBR Genomics lab, and disease area biologists. As a member of the NIBR data science community, you will also benefit from global community of more than 200 experts with extensive knowledge and resources in data analysis, data engineering and machine learning.YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Processing, quality control, and statistical analysis of sequencing data sets such as RNASeq, ChipSeq, Amplicon-Seq, scRNASeq, spatial transcriptomics, CRISPR screens, whole genome sequencing, long read technologies
    • Maintenance and automation of various data workflows to provide complete IT solutions
      • Development of processing strategies for new types of data by combining existing public and commercial tools with innovative solutions
        • Translation of data into biological knowledge, presentation and discussion of results in project team meetings and planning of new experiments with partners such as disease area biologists and bioinformaticians
          • Close collaboration in a team of data analysts, computer scientists and sequencing, contribution to shaping and implementing our digital strategy and scientific processesWhat you'll bring to the role:
            • Scientific background with an MS or PhD degree in bioinformatics, computer science, computational biology, or life sciences
              • Experience in the processing and analysis of next generation sequencing data
                • Proven coding ability in Python, R/Bioconductor, Bash, Java, SQL, etc.
                  • Familiarity with Unix and high performance computing environments
                    • Expertise in statistical data analysis and machine learning, complemented by strong visualization and presentation skills
                      • Knowledge of fundamental concepts in molecular biology, cellular biology, statistics, and bioinformatics including biological databases and web tools
                        • Team working ability, learning agility, scientific curiosity with a problem-solving mentality, organizational skills and an enthusiastic, collaborative spirit
                          • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to translate biologist/project team's scientific questions into analytical strategies and methods
                            • Proficiency in English (oral and written)Desirable Requirements:
                              • Experience with other types of Omics data and data integration
                                • Deep learning expertise
                                  • Cloud computing experience such as AWS
                                    • Web-based deployment of models and results (shiny, rest, flask, js)Why Novartis?769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we're proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people's lives.We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world's toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team's representative of the patients and communities we serve.The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Keywords: Novartis, Cambridge , Bioinformatician / Data Scientist, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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