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Scientist/Senior Scientist Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

Boston, MA
Want to revolutionize gene therapy? Join us!

Ascidian Therapeutics is a rapidly growing Boston-based biotech startup that uses unique molecular technology to unlock gene therapy. 

Gene therapy is entering an exciting and new era. Our approach overcomes limitations that previous technologies could not. Our goal is to revolutionize gene therapy to enable treatment for millions of patients worldwide. 

Your Role on the Team

We are seeking a Bioinformatician / Computational Biologist, based in Boston, MA, who will analyze NGS data to identify promising therapeutic molecules, as well as construct & maintain analysis pipelines. The successful candidate will also develop new analytical approaches (e.g., via machine learning and artificial intelligence) and collaborate closely with a small, talented team of computational biologists and biologists.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Develop NGS/bioinformatic/analytical pipelines
  • Interrogate processed NGS data through plotting and statistical analysis 

  • Advanced degree in Bioinformatics, Biology, or related discipline, Ph.D preferred
  • Experience analyzing RNA-seq and other functional genomic data, e.g., ChIP-Seq, Ribosome profiling, or Massively Parallel Reporter Assays
  • Capabilities in R and other programming language and databases, e.g. C++, Java, SQL
  • Fluency in cloud computing, Matlab, Perl/Python, Unix
  • Prior experience in simulations / in silico experimentation
  • Fluency in machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills

If you feel energized by what you read here, but aren’t sure you meet every requirement, please consider applying! We believe diverse backgrounds lead to innovative thinking that enables effective treatment for millions of patients. Above all, we’re looking for the right person with skills and talent to grow the company together all while enriching your professional and scientific experience.
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