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Job ID: 193075

Data Scientist III
Tufts University

Date Posted Aug. 29, 2022
Title Data Scientist III
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Tufts University
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
    Professional Staff
  • Biology - Computational
    Biology - Biostatistics


The Data Intensive Studies Center (DISC) is a new university-wide, interdisciplinary center dedicated to data-intensive research and pedagogy, studying the science of data and its use in application domains that span the breadth of the university. The center will build on existing strengths at Tufts and provide a structure to help realize the promise of the Tufts T10 Strategic Plan. DISC will also create a collaborative, application-driven environment that simultaneously fostersthe development of new methods for extracting meaning from data and the application of those methods to a host of domain areas relevant to Tufts. Lastly, the center will provide a university-wide forum for identifying strategic opportunities best addressed by combining expertise in the science of data and application domains.

What You'll Do

This is a two-year limited term position, with opportunity for renewal.


Working under the direction of the Director of Data Intensive Studies Center (DISC), the Data Scientist III will work independently, but in close consultation and in cooperation with Senior Scientists, to design and perform experiments.


Responsibilities include:

  • Develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols
  • Analyze, interpret, summarize and compile data
  • Perform routine and complex laboratory procedures
  • Collaborate on current/future grants through participation in grant proposals, submissions, publications and presentations
  • Participate in contributing data to publications and presentations as co-author
  • Partake in teaching, research, and mentoring including providing research guidance to graduate students or postdoctoral scholars

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience typically acquired through a completion of a PhD and 1 year of postdoctoral training in broad areas of Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biostatistics, Applied Math or related field OR Master of Science (MS) degree with 5 plus years of experience
  • Demonstrated scholarly activity including significant contributions to peer-reviewed literature and original research contributions to peer-reviewed journals
  • Proficiency with R and Python programming, statistical analyses and use of next-generation sequencing tools
  • Experience analyzing large genomic and transcriptomic (bulk and single-cell) next-generation sequencing data. Experience leveraging data from publications and publicly available resources (GEO, TCGA, Ensemble, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A


An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.


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