Bioinformatics Team Lead

Added: 6/30/2022

REF: 22554

Contract: Permanent

Location: Medford, Massachusetts, United States

Company Overview:

  • Biotech Company
  • Working towards sustainable food production and also provide access to effective treatment for various diseases 
  • Publicly Traded
  • Addressing key issues in plant health and human health 
  • Team of over 300 people 
  • Offices in both MA and NC 
  • Embody the principles of diversity and equality

Position Overview:

  • Seeking an impactful and collaborative Bioinformatics Team Lead
  • Work within Data Science and Bioinformatics teams 
  • Manage partnership and deliver key objectives for Plant/Animal/Human Health teams 
  • Lead a small team of PhD-level Bioinformatics scientists


  • Lead the design and execution of bioinformatics workflows and algorithms
  • Derive actionable insights/conclusions from biological data sets
  • Lead a team of Bioinformatics Scientists
  • Partner with Human, Plant and Animal Health teams. 
  • Deliver value-creation through bioinformatics analyses
  • Design and implement data processing models to large-scale multi-omics datasets
  • Maintain and update in-house bioinformatics algorithms
  • Translate data into actionable biological insights
  • Align with managers on project priorities
  • Lead and motivate team members
  • Ensure software development standards are followed

Required Experience:

  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Genomics, Agriculture, Computational Biology
  • 5 years work experience
  • Experience in Plant Health, Animal Health or Human Health
  • 1+ year management experience
  • Experience in programming with Python and R
  • Experience utilizing next generation sequencing data
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong experiences communicating with stakeholders and peers
  • Strong experiences managing self and team workload
  • Experience leveraging a wide variety of public and custom-developed bioinformatics tools and datasets
  • Experience developing algorithms for biological problems
  • Industry experience in RNA, Molecular Biology, and/or Gene Expression
  • Experience with Azure, AWS or Google Cloud (Azure preferred)

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