Sr. Computational Biologist

Interstellar Lab
Los Angeles, CA
United States
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At Interstellar Lab our mission is to build a future full of life, on Earth and beyond. We believe in a future where technology is enabling humans to live in harmony with nature, a future where biodiversity thrives and expands, a future where terrestrial life become multi-planetary.


To build this future, we design, manufacture and operate controlled-environment biofarms that unleash the power of plants. On Earth and in Space. Our solutions combine Hardware, AI and Bioscience. We use controlled-environment technology to mimic a multitude of conditions to allow plants, fungi and microorganisms to grow faster and better.


On Earth, we are pioneering biofarming at scale, boosting production of bioactive compounds and providing a sustainable and safe source of plant materials. In Space, we provide farming units to grow efficiently food for astronaut while accelerating plant research in microgravity.



 


Job Description and key responsibilities


We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Sr. Computational Biologist to join our team. You will play a crucial role in leading the computational strategy and road map for IL Plant Department. 

 

Responsibilities



  • Design and implement computional strategies

  • Summarize and display complex data into actionable metrics to inform experimental design/next steps

  • Create and troubleshoot (custom) software in order to enable high throughput analysis pipelines

  • Analyze varied genomic data sets (transcriptomics, resequencing, genome assembly, genome annotation, metagenomics, epigenetics, etc.)

  • Develop tools for manipulation and investigation of NGS datasets

  • Oversee and/or develop molecular dynamics models

  • Run software and scripts while keeping excellent records

  • Design, execute, review, and interpret experiments to provide recommendations towards product development strategies 

  • Work with cross-functional teams to implement new technologies into new product development pipelines

  • Stay current on scientific literature (new methods, data analysis tools, etc) and cutting edge technology

  • Develop technical insights based on research and scientific literature


 



Basic Qualification


  • MS/PhD in life sciences, bioinformatics, computational biology, physical sciences, or equivalent experience

  • 4+ years of experience in computational biology and/or data analysis, including at least 2 years of hands-on work experience with real data 

  • Demonstrated strong skills in computational biology

  • Proven technical skills in problem solving, analytical techniques, data gathering, analysis, statistics, interpretation, and proficiency in method troubleshooting


  • Experience with many or all of the following: Python, relational databases (SQL), GraphQL, distributed computing (AWS/Google Cloud), Docker, etc

  • Highly independent with the ability to work with cross functional teams in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision

  • Delivering on projects, on time


Preferred skills ans experience


  • Experience with manipulation and visualization of genome, metagenome, and/or NGS datasets

  • Experience with data mining

  • Experience in research on secondary metabolites

  • Experience with systems biology and metabolic modeling

  • Experience with molecular dynamics modeling

  • Project management experience


Soft skills:


  • Passionate and curious about space, nature and AI 

  • Problem-solving attitude

  • Collaborative team spirit

  • Ability to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment



Location:


Paris Area (France)



 






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