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Sana Biotechnology
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Aug 11, 2022

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Information Technology, Bioinformatics, Science/R&D
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Genetown, NextGen Bio
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About The Role

The CNS team is seeking a highly trained and motivated bioinformatician or statistician to join our bioinformatics team. The team routinely performs analysis of data including, but not limited to mRNA-seq, micro RNA-seq, total RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, whole genome and exome sequencing, methylation sequencing, and micro array. You will work towards the common goal of quality control for glial cell production by integrating multiomic datasets into regulatory frameworks. In addition, daily responsibilities of data management, experimental design, optimization and maintenance of computational workflows, incorporation of new methodologies, and providing interpretable results to aid in hythothesis generation are expected. You will report on a direct basis to the CNS Genomics Lead, and work under the broader direction of the Head of CNS Therapy.

What You’ll Do

  • Analyze high-throughput sequencing data generated on high-throughput sequencing instruments. This requires an extensive working knowledge of linux/unix commands, computer programming languages and application of open-source software tools.
  • Participate in experimental design and analysis of sequencing projects. This includes application and development of novel analytical methods to meet each project’s research goals, management of project milestones, and integration of multiple genomic data types.
  • Secondary analyses of processed data including expression profiling, pathway enrichment analysis, functional annotation, transcription factor binding site prediction, putative motif identification, and chromatin accessibility prediction.
  • Storage and maintenance (data management) of raw data

What We’re Looking For

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Bioinformatics, Engineering or related discipline and 1 to 2 years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. PhD with background in bioinformatics, computational biology, or a related field is a plus.
  • Experience with statistical programming and data visualization using R/Bioconductor and UNIX/Linux programming required. Competency with Python, SQL preferred. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills; strong organizational and analytical skills; and the ability to work in a highly cooperative team environment as well as independently is required.

What Will Separate You From The Crowd

  • Knowledge of basic statistics, linear and logistic modelling, principal component analysis, and factor analysis
  • Experience with biological data
  • Knowledge of version control (GitHub, Docker, conda) is a plus.
  • Knowledge of single cell highthroughput data (genomics, epigenomics, proteomics)

What You Should Know

  • Working safely in person on a predictable and regular in-person basis is an essential job function for this position, and the Company requires that all individuals working in-person be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including receipt of a vaccine booster shot if recommended by the CDC

How we work together

  • Lead from every seat – we seek to understand, act with honesty, and engage in the crucial conversations
  • Thrive as a team – we hire amazing people, are intensely curious, and cultivate inclusion and personal connectivity
  • Make it happen – we value vigorous debate, alignment around our decisions, and resilient execution

Get to know us

At Sana, we believe that a diverse workforce strengthens us as a company and helps us to achieve our mission to meaningfully change the outcome of many human diseases. This belief is a pillar of our business and is critical to our success. Our goal is that Sana is the place for talented people to bring their authentic selves to work, to have a great career and to deeply, positively impact patients.

Core to our values, we believe there is nothing more important than the health and wellness of you and your family. For benefit eligible employees, we cover 100% of the cost for employee health coverage and offer generous time-off, parental leave, short- and long-term disability, employer paid basic life insurance,  additional voluntary life insurance protection, financial wellness programs including financial planning resources, a 401(k) Plan with an immediately vested employer match, Tuition Reimbursement and Student Loan Repayment, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, commuter subsidy and a variety of wellness offerings to support each person individually.

We are committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental or sensory disability (including the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability), genetic information, actual or perceived HIV or Hepatitis C infection, medical condition (cancer or a record or history of cancer and genetic characteristics), marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), disability, veteran status, political ideology, social class (including caste/caste identity), taking or requesting statutorily protected leave, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

To perform this job successfully, you must be able to perform each job responsibility satisfactorily. The job description listed above is representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions described above.


Sana Biotechnology, Inc. is focused on creating and delivering engineered cells as medicines for patients. We share a vision of repairing and controlling genes, replacing missing or damaged cells, and making our therapies broadly available to patients. We are a team of 320 plus scientists, engineers, clinicians and biotechnology veterans creating an enduring company that makes meaningful medicines and changes how we approach treating disease. Sana has operations in Seattle, Cambridge, and South San Francisco.

Find Us
188 East Blaine Street, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98102
United States
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