Associate Director, Computational Sciences - Syste

at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

Job Description

The computational sciences group at The Jackson Laboratory is seeking an Associate Director (AD) to lead its Computational Sciences Systems Biology (CS-SB) group. The successful candidate will lead a specialized group of computational biologists and analysts to understand the systems biology needs of the JAX research and services along with independently leading research and operations in systems biology.

The CS-SB group specializes in carrying out hi-quality research related to the areas of/relevant to statistical genetics/systems biology in collaboration with the research faculty, translational technologies, business units, groups within CS, and other scientific services; develop methods and pipelines for use by the JAX researchers and services; conduct training and education in bioinformatics technologies.

The Associate Director of Systems Biology will report to the Director of Computational Sciences-Biostatistics and Technologies (CS-BST) group, and under limited supervision, manages its collaborations and informatics operations.

The Associate Director of Systems Biology will define the group's technology vision, develop internal and external collaborations and alliances, and work closely across appropriate CS groups. The position offers impactful leadership and collaborative research opportunities at the forefront of biomedical research.

Key Responsibilities
Architect vision and roadmap for CS-SB and adjust it according to changing needs of JAX.
Mentor, develop, and manage the CS-SB team of about 10 computational biologists/analysts, with about 3-5 direct reports.
Develop teams of specialization and integrate them into research programs and departments.
Work with the other CS team leaders and program manager towards effort allocation and project management.
Develop organizational and growth strategy for managing CS-SB and its operations.
Contribute to external and internal grant applications.
Work closely with a program manager and the Directors of CS-BST in all aspects of CS-BST management, growth, and budgeting for the group.
Contribute to the data science educational efforts at JAX.
Communicate group strategy and project results to internal and external groups

Experience & Education
A Ph.D. in Statistical Genetics, Biostatistics or Computer Science with at least 8 years of research experience. Candidates with a Ph.D. in computer science, physics, or mathematics with a research experience in systems biology supported by a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals are eligible.
In-depth understanding of biostatistics, systems biology and statistical genetics and reasonable experience in the field of AI/ML.
Demonstrated ability to communicate and organize multi-PI projects and collaborations.
Experienced in management methods and techniques as they apply to people, projects and processes


About JAX:
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,400 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in Augusta, Maine, a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Connecticut, and facilities in Ellsworth, Maine, Sacramento, California, and Shanghai, China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.
JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients' lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 "Best Places to Work in Academia" in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!

EEO Statement:
The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Job Posting: 755194

Posted On: May 20, 2022

Updated On: May 20, 2022