4DN Data Center - Scientific Project Manager

We are seeking an exceptional candidate with genomic analysis expertise and leadership skills to serve as the Scientific Project Manager for the 4D Nucleome (4DN) Data Coordination and Integration Center (DCIC, http://data.4dnucleome.org). This is an exciting opportunity to use one’s scientific and management skills to make a significant impact in the scientific community. 

The 4DN Network is an NIH consortium (https://commonfund.nih.gov/4dnucleome) that applies the newest technology in DNA sequencing and imaging to investigate the principles underlying the dynamics of nuclear organization and the role nuclear organization plays in human disease. The DCIC, hosted at the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School (https://dbmi.hms.harvard.edu), collects, curates, stores, and processes the data generated by the Network, and contributes to the data integration efforts of the Network.

The Scientific Project Manager will work closely with the principal investigator (Dr. Peter Park) to define the goals and priorities of the Center in its second five-year phase and will lead a team of developers, bioinformatics scientists, and data wranglers to achieve these goals.

An ideal candidate would have a PhD in genomics, bioinformatics, or a related field; postdoctoral experience in genomics/bioinformatics; excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills; exceptional attention to detail; and strong leadership skills. Experience in genome/epigenome analysis, software development, and cloud platforms would be helpful.

Responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operation of the DCIC; coordinating data collection, bioinformatics, and cloud infrastructure functions; managing collaborations with other Network members; representing DCIC in consortium meetings and phone calls; providing progress updates to NIH; working with the principal investigator and all interested parties to ensure that milestones are met; and co-leading scientic projects and write manuscripts.

The Department of Biomedical Informatics is a leading hub for computational biology, translational bioinformatics, and precision medicine. Based on the Harvard Medical School Longwood Campus, the 4D Nucleome DCIC is part of a vibrant community of scientists, physicians, and engineers whose goal is to advance the boundaries of knowledge. The working environment combines the best features of a startup (fast pace, flexibility, flat hierarchies) with those of one of the leading medical schools (excellent benefits, outstanding opportunities for learning, great resources, name recognition).

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a CV to Dr. Burak Alver (burak_alver@hms.harvard.edu) and Dr. Peter Park (peter_park@hms.harvard.edu) immediately. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Work will be done remotely at least until the summer of 2021.