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Job Title: Director, Bioinformatics
Job ID: 1593
Location: Des Moines, IA
Industry: Life Sciences

Our client, a start-up, has developed an informatics product that goes far beyond the industry standard of determining the mutational status of 50-400 cancer genes. These few genes may not be the fueling tumor growth. Focus on those genes could preclude other important information. Their technology determines the “driver mutations” behind the growth of each tumor which will ultimately help in devising effective treatment options. Their novel artificial-intelligence based algorithms “rebuild” the tumor to identify the driver mutations, from ALL genes, not a limited panel. This will change how patient data is analyzed and used in the development of customized regimens for each individual patient, or for clinical trial enrollment.

The Director will inherit a small bioinformatics team and build a larger group beginning almost immediately. 


Lead an existing team of bioinformaticians and grow the team 

·       Perform bioinformatic analyses of experimental data produced by NGS.

·        Identify, design, develop and help implement data analysis tools to meet project goals and timelines, communicate key issues and discoveries appropriately

·         Collaborate with other scientists in the company.



·         PhD in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or related field.

·         Experience in computational analysis of cancer evolution and research in genetic intra-tumor heterogeneity are highly desired.

·         Fluency in programming and scripting languages.

·         Experiences in data mining using various machine learning methods.

·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are plus.

Management Experience is a plus


Competitive base salary, bonus, stock options, healthcare.

Contact: Jeff Protentis
Tel: (617) 901-2887
Date Posted: 10/31/2017
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