Job Opportunity

Bioinformatics Analyst


Location: Cambridge, MA


The Company:

Founded in 2016 by Flagship Labs, the innovation foundry of Flagship Pioneering, Kintai Therapeutics is uniquely focused on unlocking the power of the enteric signaling network and its signals throughout the body to fight disease and restore the health of patients. The company’s Precision Enteric Medicine™ (PEM™) discovery and therapeutic platform is based on a deep understanding of the interconnected biology of the microbiome, gut immune system and enteric nervous system. Kintai has pioneered a new frontier in gut science, resulting in a unique understanding of a wealth of new genes, metabolites, and signaling molecules, leveraging these insights to rapidly translate into a highly actionable pipeline. The company’s expertise in chemistry, human biology, experimental medicine, and artificial intelligence represents a biology discovery and therapeutic development engine to rapidly identify and deliver new medicines. Kintai’s multidisciplinary approach has delivered a pipeline of 10+ programs across multiple therapeutic areas, including oncology, neurology, and immunology. Based in Cambridge, MA, Kintai believes that its core strengths lie in the hearts and minds of its talented employees who keep patients at the center of everything we do. To learn more, please visit the company’s website at www.kintaitx.com.


The Culture:

At Kintai, we thrive in the unknown and believe in the power of effective teamwork. We are united in our mission to improve health and fight disease for patients in need. Our unique multidisciplinary approach is a key differentiator. Our team is diverse and our differences make us stronger. Kintai not only encourages, but requires, scientific debate and believes that through our blended experiences we enable the best scientific advances. We care about each other and seek to maintain a transparent and growth minded culture. We also embrace having fun along the way. Our core values exemplify the culture we continue to cultivate each and everyday.


Core Values:

  • Pioneering: We create bold innovations that bridge to the future of science and medicine
  • Science Driven: We apply exceptional science to bring breakthrough medicines to patients
  • Authentic: We embrace the importance of honesty, accountability, transparency and openness
  • Collaborative: We succeed when we share knowledge, expertise and experiences to develop revolutionary medicines


The Position

As a key member of the Kintai Research and Development team, the bioinformatics analyst will enable Kintai’s pioneering work in microbiome pharmacology. In close collaboration with Kintai team members in chemistry, biology, and metabolomics, the candidate will work to help facilitate the analysis of data generated across a variety of experimental technologies, helping lead to insights that will further enhance Kintai’s research efforts.


Responsibilities

  • Process various ‘omics data sets using Kintai’s proprietary analysis methodologies/pipelines
  • Write software to facilitate the visualization and statistical analysis of in vitro assay and ‘omics data
  • Work closely with a cross-functional team to analyze and interpret results generated by Kintai’s precision enteric medicine platform
  • Aide in the development of new ‘omics analysis methodologies and pipelines
  • Maintain detailed records of work conducted via version control and electronic laboratory notebook


Required Experience

  • Bachelors degree in biological sciences, data science, computer science, chemistry, physics, engineering or a related field
  • Demonstrated ability to write software in at least one scripting language (Python, Perl, R, Ruby) to perform data analyses and text file manipulation
  • Experience applying basic probability and statistical tests in data analysis
  • Comfort and successful track record presenting data analysis results to audiences of various technical expertise


Preferred Experience and Qualifications

  • Experience working with and analyzing multi-dimensional genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and/or metabolomics data sets
  • Knowledge of common technologies utilized in cell and molecular biology
  • Comfort working in a Linux/Unix environment
  • Experience working with data analysis tools in Python or R such as Pandas, Plotly, ggPlot2, etc.
  • Demonstrated agility; ability to work in a high energy organization with evolving goals and deliverables
  • Results Oriented: Self-motivated, curious, accomplishes goals with minimal oversight.
  • Communication: Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, ability to work well with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Authenticity: Ability to voice their opinion and provide insight to the broader team, even when holding a minority or “out of the box” opinion. Ability to thrive with input from a cross-functional team while remaining the unquestioned expert in her/his area.


If you are interested in applying for this position, please send an email including your resume to careers@kintaitx.com

Kintai Therapeutics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Kintai does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, veteran status or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.