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Where: The position is with AbbVie’s Research and Development department in Worcester, MA.

AbbVie is a a global biopharmaceutical company with the focus and capabilities to address some of the world’s greatest health challenges. AbbVie has the stability, resources, expertise, and passion to discover, develop, and bring to market groundbreaking science to solve the biggest health problems that face the world today and tomorrow.

Position: Bioinformatics

The collaborator will contribute to translational medicine research programs by managing and analyzing genomic data sets.   The main responsibility for this position is to provide analysis for a variety of large scale complex data, including Next-Gen Sequencing, microarray, protein profiling, etc.. Additionally, the candidate will be expected to contribute to data management and computational infrastructure support within the group.

Qualifications: The ideal fit for this position will have a PhD or MS in bioinformatics, computational biology or biological sciences with strong quantitative background and 1-2 years of experience in bioinformatics/genomic research.

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Coding skills in R and/or an additional programming language such as Perl or Python
  • Comfortable doing data analysis in a Linux environment.
  • Hands on analysis experiences with Next-Gen sequencing and microarray data
  • Be familiar with popular bioinformatics software and R packages such as BWA, Bowtie2, SAMtools, VarScan, GATK, DESeq2, etc..
  • Candidates with working experience with relational database (MySQL or PostgreSQL) or front end programming (JavaScript/HTML/CSS) is a plus ***

If you are interested in applying for this position, contact Dr. Manuel Duval by emailing him at or calling the office at 508-688-3732.