Lead Computational Biologist - Boston

Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Science and Research

Education Level :

Master of Science

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North America,--Massachusetts,Boston,

Key Skills :

Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Biological Engineering, Microbes, Synthetic Biology, NGS, Sof

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Date Posted :

15 Jan, 2019

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Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Scientific Jobs

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Lead Computational Biologist - Boston

Biological Engineering, Microbes, Synthetic Biology, NGS, Software, Bioinformatics

A company leveraging genetic engineering and for a variety of demands across healthcare, food, materials and energy are currently growing their computational biology capabilities in the Boston area. This organisation work across a diverse portfolio of projects and have had large deals agreed with pharmaceutical and medical companies looking to collaborate on innovative new research involving agriculture and synthetic biology.

The impressive offices are located in a popular spot in Boston, and have been designed to encourage an open and flexible working environment with several kitchens, meeting spots, labs and office areas throughout. Extensive growth is continuing throughout the business, and the employees are encouraging to have a big involvement in the office themes and ideas.

As a senior member of the Computational Biology/Bioinformatics team, you will work in a cross-functional team of machine learning scientists, software developers and wet-lab scientists to support the further development of analytical tools that can help derive unique insights from data. The NGS teams work use state of the art Illumina machines and would like to hear from motivated bioinformaticians who want to develop novel methods for their engineered strains.

*Leading 2 junior Computational Biologists in the team
*Support the cross functional team and scientists to understand their analytical needs
*Developing tools for comparative and phylogenetic analysis of genome and metagenome sequence data
*Working with a host of data including genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics
*Develop analysis framework for evolutionary engineering to improve strain performance
*Implementing sequence analysis tools for verification, analysis, and comparison of engineered strains
*Developing tools for manipulation and analysis of NGS datasets
*Integrate tools into the company's software infrastructure
*Run existing analysis software and scripts as needed, while keeping excellent records

*MS/PhD in life sciences, bioinformatics, computational biology, physical sciences, or equivalent experience
*4+ years of experience in computational biology and/or data analysis, including at least 2 years of hands-on work experience with real data
*You should be able to understand biology, and have had interaction with biologists previously
*Should be able to work independently, generate new ideas and complete projects
*Enjoys writing sophisticated code
*Experience with the data analysis stack of python or R
*Experience with manipulation and visualization of genome, metagenome and/or NGS datasets
*Experience with NGS data from Illumina and MinIon sequencing machines
*Ability to clearly communicate with multidisciplinary scientific staff in a collaborative and diverse environment

This is a unique opportunity to join a cool, creative and inspiring company who have an incredible diversity of projects, developing over 40 different organisms to make different products across multiple industries. Culture fit is very important here, and we are looking for driven and motivated candidates to take on this engineering position. You will receive benefits such as dental & health care cover, commuting contribution, stock units, 401k plan and generous holiday.

It would be great to hear from you if you are interested, please apply to this advert if you would like to discuss further. Alternatively, you can send your resume to jpage@pararecruit.com. Please provide a link to any publicly available code when applying.

Keywords: Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Biological Engineering, Microbes, Synthetic Biology, NGS, Software, Genetics, Organisms, Illumina, Boston, Cambridge

Paramount Recruitment Limited provides services as an agency and an employment business. We regularly have similar roles in this area. Please see our website for details or send your CV in to us to find out the latest opportunities.

Company Name:

Paramount Recruitment Ltd


No. 5 Lower Temple Street,No. 5 Lower Temple Street


Staffing Firms


United Kingdom


B1 1QU




less than 100


Pharmaceutical Recruitment



Phone No. :

+44 (0)121 616 3460

Specialist in Permanent, Contract and Interim recruitment solutions to the Pharmaceutical and Life Science industries throughout Europe.

Our goal is to assist our candidates in finding that “perfect fit” between individual skills and experience and the right career opportunity. We identify and only present the positions that accurately reflect a chosen professional path. We discuss opportunities in detail, respect choices and ask permission prior to presenting any details to prospective clients. We brief and prepare every candidate for client meetings, and once the interview process is complete, provide feedback in a timely manner.

Our clients choose Paramount because:
• We are a Corporate Member of REC (Recently Inspected)
• We aspire to build long-term partnerships
• Our consultants are highly trained with expert market knowledge
• We are one of the most effective advertisers on the Internet
• We provide tailored Recruitment Solutions
• We keep up-to-date with Industry information – Salary scales, market knowledge, skills shortages

For more information,visit www.paramountrecruitment.co.uk.

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Established in January 2003, Paramount Recruitment is an independent recruitment consultancy which has grown to be one of the leading recruiters to the Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Scientific industries, throughout the UK and Europe.

Our Vision is to be internationally recognised and admired as the number one recruitment solutions provider to the Healthcare Pharmaceutical and Scientific industries.

Our Mission is to employ the best Consultants, whose aim is to deliver a professional and superior service to ensure our clients achieve their business goals and our candidates attain their career aspirations.
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