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Research Informatics Scientist

Research Informatics Scientist

Job Description

Genzyme has pioneered the development and delivery of transformative therapies for patients affected by rare and debilitating diseases for over 30 years. We accomplish our goals through world-class research, collaboration with the global patient community, and with the compassion and commitment of our employees.  With a focus on rare diseases and multiple sclerosis, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of the patients and families we serve.  Genzyme's portfolio of transformative therapies, which are marketed in countries around the world, represent groundbreaking and life-saving advances in medicine. As a Sanofi company, Genzyme benefits from the reach and resources of one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, with a shared commitment to improving the lives of patients.
Sanofi, an integrated global healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets, animal health and the new Genzyme.
Genzyme Corporation (a Sanofi company) and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.
Job Responsibilities/Department Description:

The Science Computing Group in the Genzyme R&D Center seeks a highly motivated individual to work on a dynamic and cross-functional team involved in translational research and informatics. You will partner with scientific colleagues in functional genomics, disease biology, and clinical research groups throughout Genzyme. Main responsibilities are to introduce and develop computational methodologies and approaches necessary to support leading-edge translational research. You will work with researchers to design and perform in-depth statistical and quantitative analysis of data from a variety of platforms, particularly next generation sequencing. As the computational specialist on project teams, you will be responsible for execution of computational analyses in support of target identification, biomarker discovery, and mechanistic studies of disease and therapeutic action.  You will be expected to effectively communicate analytical results with internal project collaborators through both presentations and one-on-one interactions. Additionally, you will participate in defining and supporting computational infrastructure within the group.

Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

Ph.D. degree in bioinformatics, biological sciences, biostatistics or computational biology and 5 years of research experience in bioinformatics/genomic research. Experience must include analyzing next generation sequencing data or microarray data and expert use of relevant software.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficiency with R/BioConductor, Matlab, SAS, and/or JMP.
Knowledge of Spotfire, Pipeline Pilot, and Cytoscape.
Programming competence with PERL, Python, and/or JAVA.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Science, Research
Education Graduate Degree
Experience Greater than 15 years
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 30034
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Research Informatics Scientist

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