Position in Bioinformatics/Data Science
Bayer/Partners Pulmonary Drug Discovery Laboratory
at Brigham and Womens Hospital
Partners HealthCare is looking for an exceptional Bioinformatician/Data Scientist to join the
Pulmonary Drug Discovery Laboratory to advance research in respiratory disease and the
identification of new therapeutic targets.
Our group at the Channing Division of Network Medicine at Brigham and Womens Hospital has led
some of the largest and most comprehensive genetic and multi-omic studies in lung diseases,
including identifying novel genetic associations and performing functional studies to identify new
disease pathways. The Bioinformatician/Data Scientist will work with an interdisciplinary team,
consisting of genetic epidemiologists, biostatisticians, computational biologists, translational and
basic scientists, and clinicians. The Data Scientist will work as part of a Pulmonary Drug Discovery
team, including analysis of large-scale whole genome sequencing data, RNA sequencing data, and
DNA methylation data.
Qualified candidates should have a Ph.D. in bioinformatics, statistics, mathematics, genetics or a
related quantitative field and strong programming skills in R / Bioconductor, Python, or MATLAB;
previous experience in analysis of epigenetic, genetic and other -omics data is mandatory with
candidates with experience in the analysis of sequencing data given priority; excellent
communication (oral and written) and documentation skills; ability to adhere to reproducible research
standards; ability to work well in teams and interact with all levels of staff; and the ability to produce
highly annotated pipelines for data mining.
Brigham and Womens Hospital is a Harvard Medical School affiliated institution, with over 1000
principal investigators. The Channing Division of Network Medicine is a research division within the
Department of Medicine whose goal is to define the etiology and reclassify complex disease using
network- and systems-based approaches. This group includes some of the largest population-based
and pulmonary cohorts in the world. The Pulmonary Drug Discovery Laboratory is a collaborative
research program of Bayer and Partners HealthCare to develop new treatments for chronic lung
diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Qualified candidates should submit their CV, the names of two references, and a cover letter to
Edwin K. Silverman, M.D., Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org.