Marks Research Group

Associate Research Director


Job Description:

The Marks Research Group in the Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School is recruiting an Associate Research Director. This position works in partnership with the PI (Debora Marks) to lead several challenging and exciting projects by determining computational approaches to make sense of genetic variation and design biological tools for environmental and human health. We are looking for a broadly trained computational biologist. The position involves three major activities: making intellectual contributions on projects related to neurodegeneration and rare disease research; managing small teams contributing to core projects in the lab ; and serving as a scientific project manager for several projects under the general heading of computational methods for accelerating discovery, particularly for internal and external collaborations. The Associate Research Director will be a key intellectual partner and collaborator for many lab members plus sponsors, and recognized as an author on publications and patents whenever appropriate.


Preferred Qualifications:

A PhD in a computational biology-related field is required, with extensive and in-depth experience in computational and statistical methods along with a solid background in molecular and cellular biology. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Scientific rigor and attention to detail are essential. This is a high- energy and highly interactive position where excellent personal skills are vital. The academic title for this position is Research Associate. To apply, send CV, and cover letter to with “Marks- Associate Research Director” in the subject line.


The University is currently operating in a modified manner resulting from restrictions related to the COVID-19 virus pandemic. Any offer will be contingent on the University returning to an operational and financial status that enables us to proceed with this appointment.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.


A strong internal candidate has been identified.