Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center

Position ID:Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard-Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center-POSTDOC1 [#21180]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142, United States
Subject Area: Biology
Appl Deadline: (posted 2022/02/15, listed until 2022/08/15)
Position Description:    

The postdoctoral researcher will participate in research and development efforts aimed at solving problems in analyzing massive-scale biological data, in particular genomics, transcriptomics, and/or imaging data, with a mission of improving human health.

The ideal candidate has both a theoretical and practical understanding of machine learning techniques and has a proven track-record in areas such as computational biology, probability, statistics, complex networks data analysis, statistical physics, or high-performance computing.The candidate joins a strong team of data scientists to work with, has access to vast amounts of omics data, and is encouraged to publish new methods and results in academic journals and conferences.

This position is suited to a person who is excited by the prospect of learning, adapting and applying modern machine learning techniques to solve the key challenges for emerging biological data modalities, with revolutionary implications in advancing the state-of-the-art clinical practice.


-Adapting and applying existing machine learning techniques to omics datasets

-Developing novel machine learning methods for understanding and organizing unstructured datasets

-Developing robust and generalizable inference algorithms that advance the state-of-the-art

-Writing well-crafted, maintainable, scalable, and performant machine learning code

-Designing, developing, and maintaining tests framework for machine learning code


-Ph.D. in Computational Biology, Computer Science, Physics, Math, Statistics, or related quantitative fields

-Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate with biologists, computational biologists, data scientists, and software engineers on model requirements and design

-Scientific and numerical programming in Python or R

-Strong bash/shell scripting and proficiency with UNIX operating systems

-Familiarity with one object-oriented programming language (e.g. Java, C++, Go)

Preferred Skills

-0-2 years post-Ph.D. experience working on machine learning or a related area

-Working knowledge of existing machine learning and probabilistic programming infrastructures (e.g. Theano, TensorFlow, PyTorch)

-Fluency with version control, including distributed version control and Git in particular

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
415 Main St
Cambridge, MA 02142