Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Science of Alzheimer’s Disease

Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Salary
Salary commensurate with experience
Posted
February 01 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Postdoc

We are seeking a highly motivated, innovative and independent data scientist to join the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Institute (MIND) Informatics lab located in Central Square in Cambridge, MA. The successful candidate will be working with an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (MADRC) to develop innovative computational approaches, and to systematically integrate and analyze clinical (including electronic health records), genetic, epigenetic, and gene expression data to understand the heterogeneity presented in clinicopathologic outcomes in Alzheimer’s disease. The candidate will be expected to research and develop novel computational and statistical methods, work cooperatively with various members of the MADRC, publish actively and present results at conferences. This appointment is at the Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School with potential for a secondary appointment in the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. It is a one-year term appointment starting April 1, 2019 with the option to renew for a second-year conditional on satisfactory performance.

Required skills

Candidate must have received (or expect to receive soon) a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Genetics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or a related field.

  • Skills in statistical and machine-learning data analytic methods
  • Highly proficient in R and/or Python 
  • Experience working with genetics and omics data
  • Knowledge of neuroscience is a plus
  • First (or co-first) author of one or more peer-reviewed scientific publications
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work both independently and in teams

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and current curriculum vitae to Sudeshna Das, sdas5@mgh.harvard.edu. Please include the names and contact information of two references, who will be asked to supply letters or will be contacted by phone early in the application process.

About the employer Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is the original and principal teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School and one of the top ranked hospitals nationwide. MGH provides excellent benefits including tuition reimbursements for course work at any local university. The MIND informatics lab is located in Central Square in Cambridge, MA with shuttles to other campuses and it is in close proximity to many other leading biomedical and research institutions including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. 

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