The Center for Computational Biomedicine (CCB) in the Harvard Medical School is looking for an experienced Statistical Geneticist to take a leading role in its mission to support the broad use of innovative computational and analytic methods at HMS. The CCB is a new center whose mission is to provide computational expertise in a variety of areas including: genetics, genomics, AI/ML and image analysis. The CCB has a multi-disciplinary team of computational and quantitative scientists who work collaboratively both within the center and with members of the HMS community.
This role involves guiding an overall strategy for data acquisition and method development. Hiring a small team to support the integration of genetic data with a variety of other data sources (eg images, functional screens, phenotypic data) and interacting with various labs in HMS providing expertise in analyzing, visualizing and integrating genetic and genomic data. The data sources will often be at the leading edge of scientific discovery and technical development and some methodological work may be required. The successful candidate will have strong skills in R or Python, strong quantitative and communication skills. They will be able to work independently and collaboratively on scientific problems and deliver solutions.
PhD in Human Genetics or a related field with substantial experience working with genetic data.
Strong communication skills.
Technical expertise in software development.
Ability to program at a high level in R or Python.
Substantial experience analyzing genetic or genomic data at scale.
Ability to work independently.
Working knowledge of git or similar tools for software development.
Experience building imputation panels, LD servers, analyzing genetic data from diverse populations, GWAS at scale
Ability to work on teams and to lead teams or projects.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
About Harvard Medical School
The Center for Computational Biomedicine is a new center whose mission is to provide computational expertise in a variety of areas including: genetics, genomics, AI/ML and image analysis. The CCB has a multi-disciplinary team of computational and quantitative scientists who work collaboratively both within the center and with members of the HMS community.