Job:Bioinformatics Scientist at Tufts University, Boston
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Position: Bioinformatics Scientist

Organization: Tufts University School of Medicine

Job Location: Boston, MA 02111

Job Description

We are seeking a computational biologist to work on a cutting edge bioinformatics project as part of the DARPA funded initiative called "Communicating with Computers." This is a multicenter project to use natural language to converse with computers about biological pathways with a cancer emphasis. The primary responsibility will be to develop agent based programs that can conduct dialogs regarding biological pathways. Knowledge of Natural Language Processing is helpful. The applicant should have a working knowledge of biological language, networks, databases and standards such as biopax. The applicant should be able to program in Python and have a knowledge of web based programming and SQL.


  • Masters or PhD in Bioinformatics or Computational Biology
  • Demonstrated programing proficiency in Python or Java
  • Working knowledge of biological pathway and sequence databases
  • Familiarity with KQML and SQL and web based programming protocols
  • Familiarity with and NLP and computational linguistics preferred
  • Must have good communication skills and ability to work cooperatively
  • Must be available to start ASAP

How to apply:

Send CV to Prof. Brent Cochran at

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Please see the Tufts University non-discrimination statement.

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