G23 - Associate Staff, Bioinformatics Developer

Date: Feb 25, 2023

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory


The Biological & Chemical Technologies Group develops advanced biological and chemical technologies to address urgent national security challenges. Capabilities within the Group include molecular, cellular, and synthetic biology; microbiome engineering; rapid DNA sequencing; bioinformatics; analytical chemistry; organic chemistry; mass spectrometry; laser spectroscopy; microfluidics; and rapid prototyping. These capabilities are applied to solving high-priority problems spanning chemical, biological, and explosives (CBE) detection and attribution; pathogen identification and characterization; point-of-care diagnostics; molecular intelligence; biosecurity; and DNA forensics. Our multidisciplinary team works across and outside the Laboratory to solve hard problems using innovative bio/chemical engineering and analytics.

Job Description

The Biological and Chemical Technologies Group is searching for a creative, motivated individual to support the development of algorithms and automated pipelines to ingest, organize and analyze bioinformatic data. This individual will need to work both independently and cooperate closely with other team members.




The candidate will have a BS with 5+ years of experience or MS  with 3+ years of experience in bioinformatics or computer science. In depth knowledge of bioinformatics methods and programming design together with experience in establishing pipelines for large-scale biological data (DNA and RNA sequence) required. Additionally, the candidate must be knowledge in statistical methods, critical data analysis and demonstrate ability to draw robust conclusions from complex datasets, and present them in a clear and understandable way. Strong background in programming and software development using Python and/or R languages required, proficiency with the following languages is highly desirable: C, Java, Scala, Rust, Python, Ruby. Experience with machine learning methods, as well as clinical, wearable and survey data are highly desirable. Experience with Unix scripting, SLURM or similar, distributed and high-performance computing desired. Strong collaboration and communications skills are essential.


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Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.


To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees.  Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reason.


MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

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