The Park lab in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at HMS is a computational genomics lab specializing in genome analysis. The lab consists of highly talented and productive researchers from various quantitative fields. This Junior Scientific Programmer will assist researchers in the development, implementation, and application of new algorithms. There is ample opportunity to do independent research if desired. Examples of tasks include: - Running bioinformatic analysis tools on genomic datasets and interpreting results, often in collaboration with other members of the lab and collaborating experimentalists. This may involve the analysis of genomes from clinical samples. - Implementing a new algorithm to run more efficiently, taking research-level code to production-level code and creating documentation, either on the local computer cluster or on Amazon/Google cloud. The successful candidate will have demonstrated aptitude in a quantitative field (e.g., mathematics/physics/computer science), proficiency in coding, and at least strong interest in molecular biology. Nearly all who had this position have gone on to top graduate programs (e.g., Harvard and MIT) or medical schools. The candidate may be a recent college graduate or a more experienced person who may transition to a staff scientist role in the lab.
This is a 6-month term appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent on funding.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Salary Grade: 054
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Some experience with sequencing data and bioinformatics are highly desirable. Strong programming skills and attention to detail are essential.
Bachelor's degree preferred. Experience in the programming language python preferred. Ability to work well with others.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 49508BR
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