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Bioinformatics Programmer/ Data Scientist

Boston MA Motion Recruitment

Job Description

Our client company is an exciting Boston-based start-up that is developing the world's first DNA-based platform for massive digital data storage and computation. This is ground-breaking work that virtually no other companies have had the foresight to pursue. Using synthetic DNA to store data is a much more energy-efficient, cost-competitive, and secure way than traditional ways.

They received $35M in Series B funding and are looking to scale up their team. This is a great opportunity to break into a very ground-breaking field.

They are looking for a computational scientist with a background in synthetic or molecular biology to help build their DNA-based data storage and computation platform. The title of the position is Bioinformatics Programmer, where you will help design and analyze nucleic acids at the sequence level.

This is a Full-time position located in Charlestown, MA on a hybrid basis.

Required Skills & Experience

Ideally the are looking for someone with:

  • PhD in biophysics, bioinformatics, computer science, statistics, or a related field
  • Ability to design and build sequence design and analysis software tools
  • Proficiency with Python and C/C++
  • Familiar with cloud frameworks
  • Excellent understanding of molecular or synthetic biology, with an emphasis on nucleic acid chemistry
  • Understanding of NGS platforms and software

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Thrilled with the prospect of building ground-breaking technology
  • Loves the challenge of solving difficult cross-disciplinary problems
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Collaborative attitude and a team player
  • Great verbal and written communication skills

What You Will Be Doing

  • Develop algorithms and pipelines to automate the design of nucleic acid sequences
  • Build sequencing analysis and visualization tools to translate results into insights
  • Work alongside the chemistry and analytics teams to test, model and optimize the company’s sequence codebase
  • Analyze data and make recommendations to stakeholders

The Offer

  • Bonus eligible

You will receive the following benefits:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Benefits
  • Vision Benefits
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 401(k)

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the US on a full-time basis now and in the future.

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