Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Wouldn't this be a GREAT job?

Still on the job hunt and still checking the various job boards. This morning's search hasn't been particularly productive, but HotJobs has the following listing. This is a job that I would absolutely love to have, but there is no way in the world I can even pretend to be qualified. Although it's pretty scary that I know what the ad is talking about. LOL

So here's the ad. Doesn't this sound like way too much fun?

Computational Research Scientist (Biomedical)
Company Name: Delta Search Labs, Inc.
Job Category: Pharmaceutical/Biotech; Technology
Location: Cambridge, MA
Position Type: Full-Time, Employee
Salary: Unspecified
Experience: 2-5 Years Experience
Desired Education Level: PhD
Date Posted: April 10, 2007

Solutions Labs ( ) a Cambridge MA based R&D company, is recruiting one or two candidates with the following qualifications. Ph.D. or M.S. level researcher (M.S. absolutely must have several years relevant experience) with degree in Computer Science, Chemistry, Biophysics, Physics, Molecular Biology or Chemical Engineering wanted for bioinformatics, chemoinformatics, and chemometrics algorithm development. Will also consider exceptional candidates from Applied Mathematics, Statistics or related Engineering fields. Documented accomplishments in computational research and strong analytical, statistical, and numerical analysis skills required. Experience in spectroscopic data analysis (NMR is especially desirable) and mass spectrometry data analysis is prefered. We are seeking individuals whose primary background is computational and mathematical but who have experience analyzing experimental data and understand problems of preprocessing chemical data from various analytic methods. Desired background includes some of the following: pattern recognition, machine learning, multivariate statistics, numerical analysis, etc. Sufficient knowledge of biochemistry and molecular biology to interpret results of data analysis within a systems biology context (e.g. metabolic pathway analysis) would be a big plus. Experience with analysis and interpretation of Affymetrix microarray studies is also a big plus. Initial projects will be for both small molecule spectroscopic data pattern recognition (metabolomics) and DNA microarray analysis but might eventually expand to include mass spec proteomics. Position will involve both algorithm development and extensive programming. Programming may be done in Matlab and other scripting languages (e.g. Python). Position could involve collaboration with leading academic research groups. Ideal candidate will be creative with the desire and ability to help identify and aggressively pursue new opportunities in emerging fields. Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must. Prefer either US citizens, US permanent residents, or NAFTA TN applicants (but not an absolute requirement for exceptional candidates). Please send a cover letter and resume (pdf or doc file) to . Please use Research Scientist as the email subject


vw bug said...

Sounds like a great job. Apply anyways. You can talk the talk!

MathCogIdiocy said...

This really isn't a job I could apply for. I have an undergraduate degree - nothing more. For reasons that escape me, I know what the ad is talking about. However, I don't actually know how to do the stuff. It would be a great job for someone though.

Any takers????