Research Associate


As a systems biology Research Associate at Selventa, you will be part of a dynamic team of scientists, statisticians, algorithm experts and software engineers who develop and implement Selventa’s knowledge modeling tools and methodology to solve critical problems in personalized medicine, target discovery and drug safety for major Pharmaceutical companies. There is NO lab work involved.

You will:

  • Be a key player in integrating facts from the scientific literature into mechanistic models of mammalian biology
  • Improve the quality of an extensive, manually curated knowledgebase of biological relationships and entities
  • Participate in the development of mechanistic, biological models and will contribute to project reports
  • Constantly be challenged to learn new areas of disease and signaling biology and new technology skills


We are looking for someone to join our team who:

  • Has a BS level of biological science education, and a strong interest in cellular signaling pathways and how they function in diseases and treatments
  • Can comprehend and extract meaningful knowledge from primary literature and reviews
  • Is comfortable using computers and new technology. Wants to rapidly learn about computer applications, file systems, data bases, and scripting languages
  • Has experience with scientific writing
  • Communicates clearly, both written and orally
  • Possesses exceptional organizational skills
  • Exhibits creative analytical thinking
  • 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

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.

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