Associate Scientist, Research Informatics

United States
Sep 29, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Myokardia is seeking a Research Informatics professional to manage experiment-project data and applications for the DMPK-Pharmacology Teams. The successful candidate will be a member of the Research Informatics Scientific Applications Team and apply their Lab Bench experience to work closely with research scientists to identify and prioritize needs. You will help fellow scientists effectively use Myokardia's tools and applications to capture, analyze query and report scientific data that enables actionable insights for current and future work. This position will help lead the strategy and execution around data lifecycle management, data standards, analytics infrastructure, ongoing data operations and informatics systems.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Partner closely with scientists and other informaticians to envision, implement, and support informatics tools and business process that enhance our ability to acquire, store, transform, visualize, and analyze data.
  • Help create new Assay Protocols in Dotmatics Studies and/or ELN based applications
  • Provides hands-on scientific application support
  • Support project teams in implementation of scientific and operational informatics solutions for multiple functions to ensure data accessibility, quality and integrity.
  • Provide application and admin support, maintenance and evolution of informatics systems
  • Implement data visualizations to extract the full value of our scientific and operational data.
  • Communicates issues, technical discrepancies, and projects status updates to team and scientific stakeholders.
  • Implement ‘quick and easy' informatics solutions that solve specific problems fast and efficiently


A BS/MS/PhD in Life Sciences and minimum of 2-4 plus years of Application and Database management expertise in the biopharmaceutical industry. The successful candidate will draw on their laboratory bench experience and demonstrable informatics skills and be able to:
  • Show thorough understanding of R&D processes and Drug Discovery data life cycle.
  • Lab Bench experience and familiarity with bioanalytical, PK/PD, and/or toxicology/pathology data generated in nonclinical studies.
  • Ability to help troubleshoot data analysis workflows, modeling and calculations.
  • Comfortable working with common results and parameters like t1/2, clearance, Oral bioavailability in Bio-analytical studies, tissue distribution and stability experiments.
  • Familiarity with current informatics systems, relational and non-relational databases, scripting languages, and data visualization tools. Such as:
    • Dotmatics suite of apps (Browser, Studies, Vortex, Bioregister)
    • ChemAxon's compound management and common Scientific Inventory applications
    • Oracle, MySQL, Postgres, SQLServer, Perl, Python, Java, VB, C/C++
  • Proven track record of supporting scientific informatics efforts and ELN workflow.
  • Working knowledge of scientific research application development cycles and data management principles.
  • Excellent people and communication skills.