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Scientist – Computational Biology
Updated on 1/31/2023
Locations
Cambridge, MA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Agile
AWS
Data Science
Docker
Git
Linux/Unix
R
Python
Requirements
  • Ph.D. or M.S. with 5 or more years of relevant experience in Quantitative Genetics, Population Genetics, Computational Biology, Statistics, Genetics, Plant Breeding, Animal Breeding, or other relevant scientific field
  • Extensive experience working with genetic variant data and large-scale omics datasets
  • Advanced knowledge of current literature regarding population and/or quantitative genetics, and their application in clinical genetics or agricultural species improvement
  • A comprehensive understanding of linear mixed models with demonstrated applications to marker-trait and gene-trait association (GWAS, PheWAS, TWAS, QTL mapping, etc) and/or polygenic risk score prediction / genomic prediction
  • Interest and aptitude to apply modern statistical and/or machine learning techniques to genetic variant and endophenotypic data
  • A commitment to writing and maintaining reproducible analyses and code and a strong willingness to adapt to an evolving data science tech stack
  • Experience using novel methods to combine multiple sources of genomic data to derive actionable insights
  • Conceptual understanding of wet-lab techniques including, but not limited to: molecular cloning, NGS library construction, genetic manipulation via genome editing and/or other methods
  • Advanced competency with one or more of the following {Python, R, Julia} and Linux/UNIX computing environment
  • Ability to rapidly summarize data and clearly communicate results to various audiences
  • Ability to work in a team in a fast-paced, cross-functional environment
  • Ability to manage ambiguity and to provide and receive constructive feedback
  • Adaptability and enthusiasm for new challenges, innate curiosity, and a passion for learning
  • Willingness to understand new genetic systems
  • Creative and strategic thinking, good problem solving skills, willingness to be bold and take risks, and the ability to recognize and learn from failures
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills to ensure efficiency in planning and execution
Responsibilities
  • Develop and adapt quantitative genetic approaches to link genotypes to phenotypes and prioritize genetic variants for intervention in major crop species
  • Apply methods from quantitative and population genetics to analyze genetic variant data derived from whole-genome sequencing and genotyping
  • Creatively design experiments and leverage public and in house endophenotypic data (RNAseq, metabolomics, proteomics, etc) to choose candidates to improve complex, polygenic traits
  • Work together with a team of computational scientists, plant geneticists, and software engineers to efficiently meet the project's needs
  • Present results to internal and external scientists through talks, peer-reviewed manuscripts, and conference presentations
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience working with any of the following: AWS, Google Cloud, Docker, Git, Agile methodologies
  • Familiarity with concepts associated with evolutionary genetics
  • Previous experience working with plant genomic data is a plus, but not required
  • Familiarity with plant breeding approaches
Inari Agriculture

201-500 employees

Plant breeding technology company
Company Overview
Inari is on a mission to transform agriculture and its impact on society and the environment. Inari's platform combines biological and data sciences to create approaches that significantly reduce the land, water, and other inputs required to produce food and feed.
Benefits
  • Health insurance package
  • Flexible PTO
  • 401k plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Company Social Events
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
Company Core Values
  • Ambitiously grounded: We embrace challenges and are willing to take risks to deliver high impact results.
  • Collaborative innovators: We are curious explorers who believe collaboration can overcome limitations and expedite success.
  • Stewards of our planet: We hold ourselves accountable for the footprint that we create and strive to protect the earth for future generations.