Principal Scientist, Computational Genomics

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Company :
Affinity Executive Search

Location :
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Expiry Date :
Sat, 27 Mar 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Description :
My client is expanding and seeks a Principal Scientist to lead a team of scientists and develop methods and tools to analyze genomic data. The ideal candidate will take on the following tasks:

* Provide expertise in the analysis of genomes, biosynthetic gene clusters, and evolution
* Independently plan and execute research, as well as guide junior scientists
* Collaborate with microbiology, synthetic biology and biochemistry groups to support ongoing drug discovery programs
* Work with the Data Engineers to improve production pipelines and enrich the genome annotations

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:

* PhD with 8+ years of experience, including 4+ years in the biotech industry
* Experience in managing and mentoring teams
* Expertise in data analytics and algorithm development
* Deep technical expertise with commonly used computational genomics tools and methods
* A track record of publications or patents through the application of computational genomics approaches