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Contact and Job Opportunities 

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

455 Main Street

Cambridge, MA 02142

The Corradin lab is HIRING!

Positions are available for post docs, data scientists and bioinformaticians, details below. Please send queries to

Postdoctoral Associate/Data Scientist

June 2022

Job Description

Postdoctoral position collaborating with Corradin Lab at MIT and Biogen to investigate genetic risk loci linked with multiple sclerosis. We are recruiting candidates with a strong interest in data science/computational biology and functional genomics. Options for a pure computational postdoc, or hybrid computational and experimental role are available.


Overall responsibility

Utilize programming skills to design and develop computational tools for biological data analyses, including single cell RNA-seq and CRISPR perturbation experiments. Analyze experimental data and address methodological problems in results. Use discretion in prioritizing and organizing workflow and in optimizing methodologies and results.


Characteristic duties

  • Develop and apply algorithms for analysis of large-scale biological data related to various projects

  • Hypothesis testing using statistical concepts

  • Utilize algorithms such as classification, regression and clustering to answer diverse research questions

  • Optimize efficiency of NGS data analysis

  • Work closely with both academic and industry collaborators

  • Participate in design and execution of in vitro experiments



  • Doctoral degree in biology or data science related field

  • Must have 2+ years of experience in computer programming.

  • Proficiency in Python, Unix/Linux OS and/or R

  • Experience in processing NGS data (preferred)

  • Experience in cell culture (preferred)

  • Knowledge of statistical tests and machine learning algorithms

  • Data visualization in Python or R

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, capable of conveying technical information in a clear and thorough manner.

  • Ability to work with team members in a diverse collaborative setting.

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