Scientific Programmer – Harvard University

Company : Harvard University

Duties And Responsibilities

A scientific programmer position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Mark Seielstad, Assistant Professor of population genetics at the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA. The position involves providing support to multiple research projects in the application and development of statistical methods to identify genetic variants affecting human disease risk and health. Responsibilities will include statistical analysis, programming, data management, and some research-related tasks/data analysis. This is a 12 month term position with the possibility of renewal.

Basic Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a strong quantitative background, preferably involving doctoral or Master’s level research in statistics, mathematics, physics, computer science, or a related field; some programming experience involving large data sets; and an interest or experience in working in the biological sciences.

Additional Qualifications

Doctoral or Master’s level research experience in a quantitative field is preferred. Knowledge of R and C are advantageous.

Additional Information

Harvard offers amazing benefits such as: 3 – 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year. We also offer a generous variety of medical plans, an excellent dental plan, a University funded retirement plan, fitness reimbursement and a competitive tuition assistance program ($40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and more). Be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!!

Required Screening Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening.

Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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