Finch Therapeutics Group
Somerville, MA
Thursday, November 23, 2017
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As a member of our Data Science team, your mission is to develop tools and execute analyses to support development of successful microbial therapies. You will further our microbial drug development platform by mining microbial datasets, developing our machine learning platform, and working closely with both bench scientists and clinicians to test functional hypotheses about microbial community disease.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Collecting, cleaning, processing, and analyzing high-throughput microbial data, human clinical data, and in vitro data
Creating effective graphical output to communicate results
Reviewing literature and presenting summaries to inform experimental design
Working closely with bench scientists to analyze microbial function and phenotype experiments
Working with clinicians to help analyze clinical trial data
Communicating analysis results with a variety of audiences including clinicians, bench scientists, industry executives, and academic researchers
Working effectively as part of a multifunctional team in support of a commercially viable therapeutics discovery platform
Performing statistical tests on high throughput data

BA or MS in computational biology, bioinformatics, or related field
Facility with big data visualization, especially with python matplotlib
Ability to work independently
Ability to adapt to a fast paced startup environment and perform analyses in a time sensitive fashion
Strong organizational and communications skills
Passion, humility, and excitement for doing whatever it takes to drive research forward

Additional Desired Skills & Experience (not required)

Previous experience developing database architecture
Familiarity with cloud computing, in particular AWS EC2, CFN
Experience with code parallelization, especially Hadoop/Spark
Expertise in microbiology, microbial genomics, and/or immunology

The start date for this position is flexible. To apply, please go to and submit your cover letter and resume. Promising candidates will be contacted to further evaluate their fit for this role and our organization.

Authorization to work in the US required. No visa sponsorship is possible this year, but may be in the future.