Bioinformatics Scientist (Entomology)

Added: 6/30/2022

REF: 22556

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 a Bioinformatics Scientist 
  • Work on the Data Science and Bioinformatics team
  • Partner with the Plant Health Entomology team
  • Apply your knowledge of Genomics, NGS, Bioinformatics, ML and Biological Computing 
  • Be integrally involved in Plant Health Discovery Research
  • Use algorithm design and workflow development to support biological hypotheses creation


  • Design and implement automated bioinformatics workflows
  • Design and implement data processing models
  • Translate data into actionable biological insights
  • Perform bioinformatics analyses
  • Continuously align with reporting manager and project manager
  • Partner closely with Plant health Entomology stakeholders
  • Document code and experiments

 Required Experience:

  • PhD in Entomology or a related field
  • Familiarity with concepts in Crop Protection, Insect-plant interactions, Insect molecular biology, functional/structural genomics and/or RNAi
  • 2 years of experience in performing bioinformatics 
  • 3 years of programming experience with Python and R
  • Expertise utilizing and configuring public and custom bioinformatics tools and workflows
  • Solid, demonstrable experience developing algorithms
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to present complex results
  • Must see assignments through to completion
  • Must possess team working ability
  • Must have Post-PhD Academia or Industry experience
  • Experience with reproducible code frameworks such as JIRA, Trello, Confluence and GitHub
  • Experience with Azure, AWS or Google Cloud

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