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Good Start Genetics: Data Scientist


Apply cutting-edge tools and technologies to answer challenging computational, scientific, medical, and business questions.



Good Start Genetics Company: Good Start Genetics, Inc
Location: Cambridge, MA
Web: www.goodstartgenetics.com/about/careers/


Good Start Genetics, Inc. is seeking a Data Scientist who can apply cutting-edge tools and technologies to answer challenging computational, scientific, medical, and business questions.

Good Start Genetics is a leading molecular diagnostics company that benefits doctors and patients by setting the new gold standard for routine genetic carrier screening for inherited diseases. Based in Cambridge, Good Start Genetics, Inc. conducts genetic diagnostic carrier testing for the reproductive market. Our clinical molecular diagnostics laboratory is CLIA and CAP certified. Good Start Genetics is building a great team with experienced professionals. Please visit www.goodstartgenetics.com for more company information.

You will love this job if you want to:
  • Integrate and analyze scientific and non scientific data contributing to GSG's intellectual property portfolio
  • Explore various data mining approaches for solving scientific and business questions
  • Show off your work in publications and at scientific or technical conferences
  • Learn from our data and deliver actionable analysis to key stakeholders

 
The right candidate will have autonomy to get hands-on with best-in-class technologies; he or she will collaborate with industry-leaders in cross-functional teams, and directly impact in the growth of the business. The candidate will also have the opportunity to work directly with and learn from some of the world's experts in bioinformatics, genomics and molecular diagnostics.

Technical capability expected:
  • Masters or PhD in Math/Computer Science/Statistics or equivalent experience
  • Expert knowledge of Python and/or R
  • Experience with packages like pandas, numpy, scikit-learn, caret, ggplot
  • Follow reproducible research methodologies (IPython, RStudio, version control)
  • Familiar with Next Gen Sequencing methods and analyses
  • Exposure to (or enthusiasm for learning) high-performance and cloud computing technologies
  • Experience accessing and analyzing terabyte-scale data using SQL and NoSQL databases (Oracle, MongoDB, Vertica....)
  • Experience with visualization tools such as Tableau
  • Demonstrable logical and analytical thinking
  • Solid communications skills - both written and oral

 
The successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit, a strong work ethic, and a desire to participate in the rapid growth of a successful biotech organization. With your resume please include links (no attachments) to your GitHub profile or open source projects or publications, press releases, portfolios, or other professional work products to support your candidacy.

_Contact_:
Resumes can be submitted to careers [at] gsgenetics.com

Web: www.goodstartgenetics.com/about/careers/.

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