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Scientist Computational Biology

BlueRock Therapeutics

Location:
New York City, NY
Posted Date:
9/14/2017
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
2017-033
Salary:
Required Education:
Doctorate/PhD
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Computational,

Job Description

BlueRock Therapeutics is a next-generation regenerative medicine company focused on breakthrough treatments and new horizons in medicine. BlueRock Therapeutics’ platform is based on state of the art pluripotent stem cell engineering tools and expansion technology. The company represents a strategic partnership between Bayer and Versant Ventures, and has been granted access to one of the largest-ever Series A financings in biotech.

Our vision at BlueRock is to cure cardiovascular, neurologic and other diseases with significant unmet need and diminished self-repair potential. Our platform is enabled by strategic partnerships with leading academic and industry collaborators in the U.S., Canada and Japan.

BlueRock’s ambition is to have an R&D team of dynamic and highly engaged top scientists who are inspired to take project ownership and further develop themselves in one of the most rapidly growing scientific fields. At BlueRock we value open communication, collaboration and a positive and fun working environment in which both individual and team contributions are recognized. Our world-class management team is committed to fostering the growth and career development of employees.

The New York, USA site is seeking a Scientist Computational Biology, reporting to the Senior Director CNS Pipeline.

The incumbent will be a key technical contributor in a dynamic and progressive team pioneering scaled manufacturing processes for the generation of therapeutic cells from pluripotent stem cells.  Hands on experience in the development of mammalian cell culture methods and use execution of cell characterisation assays is essential. Familiarity with cGMP aseptic manufacturing requirements is a plus.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a talented individual to contribute to bringing a new class of medicines to patients and gain valuable career experience in translational medicine. Collaboration with a highly-motivated, world-class team of scientists and engineers promises an exciting and engaging work environment for motivated, self-starting candidates.

Position Description:

The Scientist Computational Biology will support other functional teams within the BlueRock R&D matrix with computational expertise. He/she will be tasked to stay abreast with the latest computational technology and apply cutting-edge computational algorithms to data sets generated to advance our understanding of the cell types developed.
Must be an innovative, data-driven scientist.
Hands-on work and strategic input into the research direction by interaction with the Senior Director, CNS.
Works with IT Consultant to acquire and maintain the necessary IT infrastructure.
Attend and present corporate/scientific information at appropriate and relevant conferences and symposia.


Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

PhD. with 2+ years of industry experience, or an acceptable combination of education and experience.
Experience analyzing RNA sequencing and similar data sets
Background in data analysis and statistical modeling of biological data
Software development skills in bioinformatics, experience working with omics databases and networks.
Proficient in online, open source and proprietary software tools.
Effective communicator and leader with excellent organization skills
Motivated to build a culture of innovation with aspirations to develop products that will change the lives of people with serious diseases, their families and society
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Self-motivated, team player.