Bioinformatics/Data Scientist

Edwin Silverman

Boston, MA, United States

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


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Bioinformatics/Data Scientist