Computational Research Associate

Responsibilities

As a Computational Research Associate, you will be working on research collaborations that use molecular profiling to investigate the biological networks activated by diseases and therapeutics in individual patients. Your knowledge of molecular and cellular biology and computational methods will be instrumental in the development of analyses and novel methods for investigating disease as well as response to treatment. You will work in a highly skilled team environment, working closely with scientists and computational scientists, as well as software engineers, statisticians, and project managers. Your team will collaborate with leading pharmaceutical and consumer product scientists, working together to solve some of the toughest problems in personalized medicine.

Your background should include strong scientific and computational skills, and a degree in computational biology, bioengineering, or related field. You should have a strong affinity for hypothesis development and testing in a collaborative research environment, and a strong desire to learn new things.

Candidates should be – or plan to be – local to the Boston area, and authorized to work in the US.

Education

BS or Master's Degree level of biological science or computational biology education.

Skills

We are looking for someone to join our team who:

  • Has a strong interest in cellular signaling pathways and how they function in diseases and treatments
  • Has demonstrable experience writing code to solve biological problems – R or MATLAB proficiency preferred but not required
  • Exhibits creative analytical thinking
  • Has experience with scientific writing
  • Communicates clearly, both written and orally
  • Possesses exceptional organizational skills
  • Thrives in a fast paced deadline-driven team environment
  • Has a passion for working in teams
  • Naturally takes initiative and works beyond their job description
  • Strong customer focus a plus

How to Apply

In lieu of a cover letter, please draft a single paragraph describing how you have addressed a research problem – such as writing code to solve a biological problem – using your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

  • Please email your CV to career@selventa.com.
  • Use "Job Code: CRA" in the subject line to ensure delivery to the appropriate hiring manager.
  • While we appreciate every applicant's interest, we will only be in contact with the candidates being considered for this position.
  • Recruiters: Please DO NOT contact us about this position.