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Computational Immunologist/Bioinformatician



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2024
This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-paced, growing FRO startup, which is still in stealth. We are looking for a Computational Immunologist/Bioinformatician with experience in the modeling and analysis of large-scale immunological datasets. The successful candidate will develop pipelines for and contribute to the analysis of large-scale adaptive immune cell datasets. You will work closely with other computational and experimental scientists to create groundbreaking new insights into adaptive immunity.


  • Design, prototype, implement, computational pipelines for high-throughput immune cell datasets (both bulk and single-cell as well as other functional data types)
  • Perform deep and detailed analyses for data-intensive experiments
  • Prepare large-scale datasets for internal and external usage
  • Hands-on development of interactive tools for other teammates (RShiny, Python)
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others


  • Ph.D. in computational biology, bioinformatics, or related fields is required
  • Experience in adaptive immunity research
  • Proven track record of developing computational analysis of immune cell data
  • Expertise with sc-RNAseq data
  • Proficiency with Python/R, associated analyses and visualization packages, as well as command line
  • Expertise with good practices for reproducible research (git, Jupyter)

Advanced Qualifications (experience in one or all of the following is preferred, but not required)

  • Experience with cloud computing platforms
  • Experience in machine learning
  • Experience with simulation frameworks for immune receptor data

We offer

  • Competitive compensation: $90,000 - $120,000 a year
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Generous time off + paid holidays
  • A supportive environment to learn and develop new skills
  • An opportunity to participate in high-impact, fast-paced, cutting-edge, collaborative team science; contribute to curing disease; and work with leading experts from different fields
  • Exciting location in the Soho area of Manhattan

We aim to help fill a structural gap in today's R&D system. We enable fundamental research that requires unusual levels of scale and coordination yet is not rapidly monetizable by industry. We’re bringing together top talent from academia, industry, and startups to build a new model for innovative R&D. As an incubator within the Schmidt Futures Network, we identify high-impact scientific or technical research and development opportunities, ultimately defining and launching these projects as Focused Research Organizations.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. We do not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state, or federal law or company policy. We strive for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibit harassment of any kind.