Data Scientist

Website Northeastern University

About the Opportunity

Position Summary and Responsibilities:

  • Support computational metabolomics research effort
  • Serve as subject matter expert on computational metabolomics
  • Interface between biologist and computational science teams
  • running IROA calibrations and experiments on mass specs
  • parsing the data from said experiments, testing and developing different algorithms for the processing of isotopically labelled single cell data


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor of science in areas related to biological sciences and/or bio informatics
  • Experience in drug discovery, mass spectrometry, and metabolomics
  • Understanding and experience of applying analysis techniques and data science to areas in life sciences and spectrometry
  • Proficiency with statistical computer languages such as Python or R.
  • Proficiency with relational database systems (SQL) and object-based data stores.
  • Advanced applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc.
  • Professional experience with developing machine learning solutions and applying them in real-world scenarios.
  • Proficient in Git and version control.
  • Ability to define and solve logical problems for technical applications.
  • Knowledge of and ability to select, adapt, and effectively use a variety of programming methods.

    Preferred Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Artificial Intelligence.
  • Experience with distributed data systems such as Apache Hadoop.
  • Expertise in analyzing large, complex, multi-dimensional datasets with a variety of tools.
  • Proficiency in Linux and version control software (git).
  • Familiarity with Object Oriented programming languages such as Java, C# or C++.
  • Familiarity with Agile / Scrum development practices.
  • Experience applying data science and data analysis in Life Sciences – particularly advanced analytics in drug discovery and therapeutic effectiveness

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    Additional Information

    Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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Northeastern is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action, Title IX educational institution and employer. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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