Open Positions

Data Scientist/Technical Associate 1

Project Description

We are looking for a Data Scientist to implement, design and build supervised and unsupervised algorithms to predict human performance in behavioral, cognitive and physical tasks from their molecular features. This role is part of the data science and engineering team within the Fraenkel Lab, Dept. of Biological Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Technological advances in the acquisition of biological data over the past decade have resulted in an explosion of information. Computational integration of different data modalities remains a key challenge however, for researchers aiming to understand the underlying spatial and temporal biological processes. This role will address the said challenge through the application of state-of-the-art machine learning tools with the goal of generating new testable hypotheses.

Position Description

As part of the data science and engineering team in the Fraenkel Lab this position would entail the following activities:

Required Qualifications:

Note: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship. Please apply here (Req ID 19572): and reach out with questions to Dr. Swapnil Chhabra (

Postdoctoral, predoctoral, UROP and technical positions available.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates to participate in experimental and computational projects studying several human diseases using Systems Biology techniques. We obtain diverse data from ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq, ATAC-Seq, WGS, reverse genetics and phospho-proteomics. We analyze these data to identify altered regulatory and signaling networks. Highly motivated applicants trained in either experimental or computational methods are welcome to apply.

Interested candidates should write to apply.fraenkel “AT” mit “DOT” edu

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