The Position

As a key member of the Senda Biosciences Discovery Platform group, the Computational Biology (Senior)Scientist will enable Senda’s pioneering work of unlocking inter-systems biology for human health. Working as part of a cross-disciplinary team of biologists, engineers, data scientists, and chemists, the candidate will develop and apply computational methods that support Senda’s efforts to leverage and build out Senda’s unique drug discovery engine.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as an integral member in a cross-disciplinary team driving the development and advancement of Senda’s discovery engine, helping to establish new therapeutic area programs
  • Develop new methodologies for aiding in the discovery of novel therapeutic targets, bioactives, and biomarkers
  • Operate and enhance existing computational ‘omics data workflows
  • Contribute to the culture of scientific excellence at Senda

Required Experience

  • PhD in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, or a related field
  • Proficiency in a relevant programming language (g. Python, R) and standard command line tools
  • Experience working with cloud-based computing resources
  • Foundational understanding of common methodologies employed in ‘omics data analysis
  • Demonstrated experience leveraging computational biology/bioinformatics to work in a closely integrated interdisciplinary team and derive actionable biological conclusions from multi-dimensional ‘omics data sets
  • Firm grasp of modern statistical methods and application to high dimensional datasets
  • Ability to clearly communicate methods and findings to colleagues with varying levels of technical expertise
  • Demonstrated ability to process and integrate multiple types of ‘omics data to derive biological insights

Preferred Experience and Qualifications

  • Experience exploring biological interactions between species
  • Knowledge of metabolic-pathway-oriented analysis methods and experience predicting or annotating enzyme functions
  • Excellent documentation and experience with version control, containerization and workflow management solutions such as Nextflow, Snakemake, Airflow, or Luigi.
  • Ability to thrive in a driven organization with evolving goals and deliverables
  • Personal Characteristics:
    • Pioneering: We create bold innovations leveraging insights in intersystem biology
    • Science Driven: We apply exceptional science to bring breakthrough medicines to patients
    • Authentic: we embrace the importance of honesty, accountability, transparency and openness
    • Collaborative: We succeed when we shared knowledge, expertise, and experiences to develop revolutionary medicines

 

Senda Biosciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Senda does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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