Scientist I/II - Cell Networks
Allen Institute for Brain Science - Seattle, WA

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The Allen Institute for Brain Science, located in Seattle WA, is comprised of a multidisciplinary staff committed to understanding how the brain works and helping to unlock the mysteries of neurological diseases and disorders affecting millions worldwide. Serving the scientific community is at the center of our mission to accelerate progress toward understanding the brain and neurological systems. Our contribution is creating tools and datasets to help in this pursuit. To this end, the Allen Institute's resources are free and publicly available online.

The Allen Institute for Brain Science creates broad and useful data and analysis tools for the scientific community. The Scientist I/II - Informatics will bring computational expertise, by using multiple data analysis tools, modalities and pipelines to model and analyze “omics” datasets generated by the Molecular Networks team. This effort will support the Allen Institute’s major new endeavor to further the understanding of the molecular networks that govern human neuronal development and disease. The goals of the Cell Networks project are: 1) To build a comprehensive multimodal tool and dataset to dynamically describe the trajectory of single stem cells as they differentiate to neurons, 2) To use the developed tools and data sets to perturb, program, and engineer specific functional neuronal subtypes in vitro from hESC and iPSC cells . The Scientist will act as a computational scientific lead, work with other scientific groups in the Molecular Networks program to analyze and characterize in vitro generated neurons from disease specific and engineered lines, ultimately leading to generation of a large dataset that will be made public.

  • Implement multiple data analysis tools to analyze and model “omics” datasets generated by the molecular networks team.
  • Work with the project management team and senior leaders on the team on all facets of strategy, design, planning, budgeting and execution.
  • Provide analytical, statistical, organizational, and strategic guidance and expertise to the Allen Institute as required.
  • Conduct collaborative research projects in conjunction with third parties, ensuring the highest level of scientific impact through solid experimental design.
  • Prepare regular reports for internal senior management and external senior scientific project advisors.
  • Seek and evaluate new cutting-edge technologies in related areas.
  • Attend scientific conferences and seek other opportunities to promote the project, present project scientific discoveries, and source potential collaborators.
  • Publish and present research findings in conjunction with the project team to the scientific community.
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, bioinformatics, Mathematics, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, or related field
  • Post Ph.D. experience desirable
  • Experience working in a cross disciplinary environment in academia or industry.
  • A proven track record in theoretical network/systems biology.
  • A proven track record in analyzing, modeling, and visualizing large “Omics” datasets; such as deep sequencing, proteomics, functional genomics, or high content imaging
  • Exceptional problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Prior publication record.
We offer competitive pay, a generous benefits package, and a dynamic, intellectually challenging environment.

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