Constantiam Biosciences Director, Functional Genomics Cambridge, MA · Remote · Full time

In this role, you’ll take the lead in developing Constantiam’s functional genomics platforms.

Description

About the job

Constantiam Biosciences is operating at the interface of the genomics and big data revolutions to push forward the fields of genetic variant interpretation and genetics-informed drug development to deliver better outcomes for patients. Founded and lead by scientists with deep research experience and a practical bent, Constantiam maintains a culture of openness and exploration while also staying focused on delivering for our customers. Constantiam has a proven track record of attracting non-dilutive funding and is just now starting on a project with a multi-year budget, giving this position good job security in an otherwise tumultuous market.


In this role, you’ll take the lead in developing Constantiam’s functional genomics platforms. This will entail designing, executing, and analyzing the results of massively-multiplexed cellular assays. Other responsibilities will include contributing to writing grants and investment materials to support Constantiam’s functional genomics research and development. Ultimately you will be responsible for building out a team to drive forward the development of our genomics platform technologies.


Constantiam Biosciences offers a dynamic and collaborative work environment, where you will be part of a tight-knit team of experienced professionals. As one of the first few full-time employees, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the direction and growth of the company, and interact with experienced subject matter experts from the industry and academia. We value self-motivation and a willingness to learn and teach others.


We believe diverse perspectives fuel innovation and drive success. We're committed to building an inclusive team that reflects the richness of our community.


If you are looking for an opportunity to expand your skill set and work with cutting-edge technologies in the field of genomics and genetics, we encourage you to apply for this position.


Specific Benefits:

  • Competitive salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • Equity: Own a piece of the company's success with our competitive equity program.
  • Health Plan: Stay healthy and secure with our comprehensive health insurance options.
  • 401(k): Invest in your future with our 401(k) plan.
  • PTOs: Unwind and recharge with generous paid time off, including sick leave and floating holidays.
  • Federal Holidays: Observe national holidays with paid time off.
  • Remote or Hybrid Work: Work where you thrive with our flexible remote or hybrid work arrangements.
  • Career growth, mentoring, and continuous learning. Everyone in the company is expected to continuous upskill and help others to do the same.


Responsibilities:

  • Develop novel ideas for the direction of our genomics research and product/platform development
  • Contribute to writing grants and investment materials to support proof-of-principle and commercialization of functional genomics projects
  • Analyze and interpret existing data from high-throughput cellular assays
  • Take the lead in setting up Constantiam's wet lab, initially executing proof-of-concept experiments and ultimately building out an experimental team
  • Work with the rest of the development team to build an integrated database and suite of applications that meet the needs of Constantiam’s customers


Minimum qualifications:

  • MS in a quantitative or biological field (science, math, engineering, etc.)
  • 5+ years experience working with genomic data, including the ability to analyze and interpret large-scale experimental datasets and databases
  • 5+ years experience designing, executing, and analyzing high-throughput biological experiments

Preferred qualifications:

  • PhD in a quantitative or biological field
  • Expertise in statistical modeling of biological data
  • Experience designing strategies for gene editing with CRISPR-based tools
  • Proficient in the use of Python and command line tools for analysis of genomic data
  • Experience with drug discovery and development applications of genomics
  • Prior industry experience in genomics product development


Salary

$80,000 - $180,000 per year