The positions are available for highly motivated and skilled individuals with expertise in next generation sequencing (NGS) analysis and statistical genomics. Dr. Kong’s group in the Computational Health Informatics Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA are looking for enthusiastic and talented genome scientists at various levels (post-docs and research scientists). We seek to improve current clinical practices by providing expertise and insight from large-­scale and multi­dimensional analysis of multi-­omics datasets from patients with diverse disorders.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • ­  Develop novel computational and bioinformatic tools for genomic analysis.
  • ­  Statistical analysis of genomic and clinical datasets from case­-control and cohort studies and interpret the results accordingly.
  • ­  Work independently on multiple ongoing projects with flexibility to adjust to new priorities.
  • ­  Cross­-training bioinformatic colleagues.
  • ­  Present the work in form of scientific publications and oral communications to the scientific community.

The group is located at the Boston Children’s Hospital, a teaching hospital affiliated with Harvard University. 

Qualifications
  • ­Strong proficiency with R, python and other programming languages.
  • ­Familiarity with modern statistical analysis paradigms with high-­dimensional data is required.
  • ­Strong communication skills and ability to effectively translate scientific concepts to multidisciplinary personnel.
  • Demonstrated ability developing analysis schemes for whole­-genome sequencing (WGS), RNA­-Seq and epigenomic profiles.
  • Deep understanding of genomics and molecular biology.
  • Highly proficient in spoken and written English and scientific writing skills.

The candidates for post-docs or research scientists must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by the start of employment.

How to apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter outlining research experience and interests, curriculum vitae (CV), and the names and contacts of three referees to Dr. Sek Won Kong (sekwon.kong@childrens.harvard.edu).

Publications

Levy S, Wisk LE, Chadi N, Lunstead J, Shrier LA, Weitzman ER. Validation of a single question for the assessment of past three-month alcohol consumption among adolescents. Drug and alcohol dependence 2021.

Wu F, Xiao A, Zhang J, Moniz K, Endo N, Armas F, Bonneau R, Brown MA, Bushman M, Chai PR, Duvallet C, Erickson TB, Foppe K, Ghaeli N, Gu X, Hanage WP, Huang KH, Lee WL, Matus M, McElroy KA, Nagler J, Rhode SF, Santillana M, Tucker JA, Wuertz S, Zhao S, Thompson J, Alm EJ. SARS-CoV-2 RNA concentrations in wastewater foreshadow dynamics and clinical presentation of new COVID-19 cases. The Science of the total environment 2021.

Weber GM, Zhang HG, L'Yi S, Bonzel CL, Hong C, Avillach P, Gutiérrez-Sacristán A, Palmer NP, Tan AL, Wang X, Yuan W, Gehlenborg N, Alloni A, Amendola DF, Bellasi A, Bellazzi R, Beraghi M, Bucalo M, Chiovato L, Cho K, Dagliati A, Estiri H, Follett RW, García-Barrio N, Hanauer DA, Henderson DW, Ho YL, Holmes JH, Hutch MR, Kavuluru R, Kirchoff K, Klann JG, Krishnamurthy AK, Le TT, Liu M, Loh NHW, Lozano-Zahonero S, Luo Y, Maidlow S, Makoudjou A, Malovini A, Moal B, Morris M, Mowery DL, Murphy SN, Neuraz A, Ngiam KY, Okoshi MP, Omenn GS, Patel LP, Pedrera-Jiménez M, Prudente RA, Samayamuthu MJ, Sanz J, Schriver ER, Schubert P, Serrano-Balazote P, Tan BW, Tanni SE, Tibollo V, Visweswaran S, Wagholikar KB, Xia Z, Zöller D, Kohane IS, Cai T, South AM, Brat GA. International Changes in COVID-19 Clinical Trajectories Across 315 Hospitals and 6 Countries: a 4CE Consortium Study. Journal of medical Internet research 2021.

Mandl KD, Perakslis ED. HIPAA and the Leak of "Deidentified" EHR Data. Reply. The New England journal of medicine 2021.

Rees CA, Monuteaux MC, Herdell V, Fleegler EW, Bourgeois FT. Correlation Between National Institutes of Health Funding for Pediatric Research and Pediatric Disease Burden in the US. JAMA pediatrics 2021.