Cell Signaling Technology

Director, Bioinformatics & Data Science

Job Locations US-MA-Danvers
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/30/2020 10:08 AM)
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Company Overview

Cell Signaling Technology, Inc. (CST) is a worldwide leader in the development and commercialization of antibodies, assays and research tools. As a company of scientists for scientists, we have developed PTMScan®, a technology to discover protein post-translational modifications, PhosphoSitePlus®, an online resource for investigation of post-translational modifications, and XMT® technology, a proprietary method to develop exceptional monoclonal antibodies. We are fully committed to developing new research tools to help define the mechanisms underlying cell function and disease, thereby broadly accelerating progress in biomedical research and medicine.

Position Summary

We are seeking a talented and highly motivated leader with a passion for big data, artificial intelligence, software development and life sciences to join CST as Director of Bioinformatics. This position reports to the Sr. Director of Research and leads a fantastic department of around 10 scientists, data engineers, software developers, and computational biologists. This department plays a key role in antibody research, omics research, scientific initiatives including PhosphoSitePlus, target selection and CST’s data-driven focus on providing actionable analytics and insight to key business questions related to CST products, customers, and business strategy.


  • Lead a strong research team consisting of three groups including Bioinformatics Data Engineering, Bioinformatics Software Engineering, Computational Biology
  • Direct the design, development, implementation and maintenance of all data-driven efforts at CST to translate big data into biological knowledge and business insight
  • Direct the implementation of new software and tools for the integrative analysis of complex data
  • Lead the development of PhosphoSitePlus (phosphosite.org) – the world’s most comprehensive resource for post-translational modifications
  • Collaborate internally to build strong relationships within the research group and with other departments including Development, IT, Marketing and Sales, and externally to develop scientific collaborations and publish


  • PhD in Data Science, Bioinformatics, Computer Science or a related quantitative field
  • 5+ years of experience with big data after PhD training
  • Leadership experience in managing a scientific team
  • Deep understanding of machine learning, artificial intelligence and statistics
  • Significant experience in analysis of big data using R, Python or equivalent
  • Experience with data engineering and database management
  • Experience working with large-scale genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics datasets
  • Understanding of cell signaling and post-translational modifications

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively within cross-functional teams
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate machine learning and statistical insights to a broader audience
  • Experience with graph databases, Kubernetes, and AWS
  • Experience working with enterprise reporting systems and data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, Google Analytics)
  • Experience with web analytics


Cell Signaling Technology, Inc. is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, status as a veteran or as a member of the military or status in any group protected by applicable federal or state laws.


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