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Postdoctoral Fellow, Computational Biology

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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Sector
Science, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical
Jobseeker Type
Professional
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We are seeking an outstanding postdoctoral researcher who can advance statistics and machine learning methods for computational biology in gene therapies and other oligonucleotide-based modalities. A qualified candidate is expected to have a research background in biostatistics and machine learning and be able to develop new algorithms for practical applications. The familiarity with computational biology is a plus. The role will report to the Simulation and Modeling Sciences group. We offer a supportive and collaborative environment for cutting-edge interdisciplinary research.

Role Responsibilities
  • Develop and apply statistical and machine learning algorithms for multi-omics high-throughput datasets.
  • Write well-documented code individually and collaboratively within a high-performance scientific computing environment.
  • Effectively communicate the advantages and caveats of developed algorithms to internal audiences with diverse backgrounds.
  • Collaborate with computational and experimental scientists located at multiple locations.
  • Publish articles in top peer-reviewed journals and deliver scientific and technical presentations at internal and external venues.


Basic Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics, computer sciences, or a related technical field.
  • Well-cited journal publications.
  • Programming experience in Python, R, or equivalent languages.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to work in a team-based environment.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Research experience in the analysis of high-throughput next-generation sequencing data.
  • Advanced coursework in molecular biology.
  • Experience with a cloud-based computational environment such as a SLURM based cluster.
  • Familiarity with gene therapies and other oligonucleotide-based modalities.


Other Job Details:
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
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