Please note: You must apply to this position through the external Workday application. If you only submit an application through Handshake, it will not be considered.
By applying to this job, you will be considered for all Associate Computational Biologist I (ACB) opportunities across The Broad Institute. We are considering all early career researchers with a bachelor’s degree, including those individuals graduating in the Spring of 2022.
Allow for 10 minutes to complete the initial application process as it needs to be completed in one sitting. We will ask for your CV/résumé, cover letter (optional), and responses to a short questionnaire. Please note, in order to expedite your application, we need to receive all necessary application materials. Continue to check your email for updates and a coding assignment once you’ve completed the initial application.
About the position:
The research at the Broad Institute covers a wide variety of scientific and technology areas. Associate Computational Biologists (ACBs) function slightly differently depending on the research focus of their particular group. Your role will include a combination of the following duties:
- Apply existing and novel algorithms to genomic data sets, analyze data quality, critically review and analyze results, communicate results to biologists, computational biologists, software engineers, and clinicians.
- Develop data analysis strategies, write algorithms, and deploy computational tools for the exploration of very large data sets.
- Explore novel data visualization tools, with emphasis on integrating diverse data types or sets
- Implement or improve algorithms in software tools for distribution to the global research community
- Apply machine learning techniques to quality control procedures
Regardless of your group, you will take a hands-on, problem-solving approach, and collaborate with engineers and scientists in an informal collegial work environment infused with intellectual rigor. The right candidates will have an outstanding academic record, strong communication skills will demonstrate innovative/analytical thinking and will enjoy working in an interdisciplinary team. The Broad Institute provides a vibrant research environment and provides the potential for your contributions to be used and recognized worldwide. You will have the opportunity to indicate your scientific areas of interest in your application.
We are looking for candidates who have:
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree expected by Spring 2022
- Majored in computer science, mathematics, statistics, physics, bioinformatics, biology or similar field
- 1-4 years of undergraduate independent research experience (outside of coursework)
- Strong programming skills and experience with programming languages, preferably Python, Java, C++, or R
- Demonstrated effective communication skills and ability to interact professionally with all levels of staff and external collaborators
- Proven ability to work independently with guidance and mentorship
The following experience is a plus:
- Experience with Unix/Linux environments (including shell scripting)
Candidates interested in the Broad Biomedical Post-Baccalaureate Scholars (BBPS) Program should complete this application to begin the process. After submitting, you will receive an additional, BBPS-specific form to fill out; the deadline for BBPS applications is January 24th.
All Broad employees, regardless of work location, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Requests for exemption for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will be considered.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.