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Associate Data Scientist

Cambridge, MA

Associate Data Scientist 

Sherlock Biosciences, an exciting new diagnostic company based on next-generation CRISPR and Synthetic Biology technology platforms, is seeking an outstanding Associate Data Scientist to streamline and advance in-house bioinformatics and data-analysis pipelines. The successful candidate will be responsible for testing and managing in-house bioinformatics codebases, as well as transforming existing data-analysis pipelines into user-friendly platforms for deployment.

This role sits at a unique intersection of big-data, genomics, synthetic-biology, and computational science; as such, the successful candidate will have an opportunity to pick up new interdisciplinary skills that can be broadly leveraged. Successful candidates will join an exciting and fast-paced team focused on improving human health worldwide through highly innovative CRISPR and Synthetic Biology-based platforms for molecular diagnostics. We recently received FDA Emergency Use Authorization for our CRISPR SARS-CoV-2 kits to detect the virus that causes COVID-19. This is the first FDA-authorized use of CRISPR technology.

Responsibilities include:
  • Develop unit-tests and GUI code for in-house codebases
  • Oversee bioinformatics database curation
  • Manage databases spanning several company projects
  • Run bioinformatics and data-analysis codes and provide the desired outputs
  • Monitor codebases for software changes
  • Partner with and report to the computational team to advance the broader in silico discovery pipelines

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:
  • BSc or minimum of 2 years’ research experience in computational biology
  • Direct experience working with Python preferred
  • Demonstrated accomplishments in computational biology/bioinformatics
  • Strong background in Python and molecular biology
  • Demonstrated knowledge of statistics, and publicly available bioinformatics tools
  • Excellent communication skills and creative problem solver in Python programming
  • Familiarity with statistics and biochemistry
  • Must work well with cross functional teams
  • Must be familiar with Linux (i.e. Ubuntu)
 
The ideal candidate will be prepared to BE GREAT!
 
Boldness - We will push boundaries and confidently confront any challenge.
Excellence - We will be our best and help our team members be their best.

Growth  - We will support each other to advance our careers and achieve our personal goals.
Respect - We care about ourselves and each other, behaving honestly and with integrity.
Equity - We will build a diverse and inclusive team which treats each other as we expect to be treated.
Accountability - We expect the team and hold each other responsible to meet our obligations.
Trust  - We will be open in our communications and support anyone acting on our core values.
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