Computational Biology Postdoc: Arnaout Lab @ Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA)


The Arnaout Laboratory for Immunomics uses experiments, mathematics, and machines to decipher the human immunome. We are looking for a postdoc-level computational/systems biologist to operate and contribute to the informatics infrastructure required to make this happen.(


  1. Devise, test, and implement computational algorithms for high-throughput data
  2. Contribute to the generation of standard protocols and intellectual property

Core Qualifications:

  1. PhD degree in physics, mathematics, computational/systems biology, bioinformatics, or related field, or equivalent practical experience
  2. Hands-on experience designing and implementing computer algorithms, including supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods like Regression analysis, SVM, Deep learning, etc.
  3. Hands-on expertise with statistical descriptions of complex systems (e.g. energy, entropy, moments, etc.) and their theoretical underpinnings
  4. Fluency in Unix/Linux environments, Python and ideally other standard bioinformatics tools (e.g. R, Perl, Shell), ideally including hands-on experience with parallel processing.
  5. Demonstrated expertise in computational analysis of large data sets, ideally biological sequence-based data sets, and 3D protein structures
  6. Excellent creativity, decision-making, troubleshooting, and English-language communication skills
  7. Comfort with and excitement about working in a startup-type atmosphere

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Prior experience with implementing deep learning methods
  2. Prior experience with high-performance computing clusters (SLURM, LSF or PBS schedulers), and AWS
  3. Expertise with using Python libraries like Numpy, Scipy, Pandas, Matplotlib, Seaborn, and Tensorflow
  4. Prior experience with/training in structural biology, immunology, cancer, and/or infectious disease

Start date:

As soon as possible

How to apply:

Please send an email to Dr. Ramy Arnaout (rarnaout at bidmc dot harvard dot edu) and include your CV and a brief motivation letter