Research Scientist - Precision Medicine

Location: Cambridge, MA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Company Summary

Imagine if we could match patients with the treatments that prove the most effective for them . . .
GNS Healthcare applies causal machine learning and simulation technology to predict which treatments and care management programs will work for which patients, improving individual patient outcomes and the health of populations, while reducing the total cost of care.

Headquartered in the biotechnology and health IT center of Cambridge, MA, our technology is based on its MeasureBase™ data integration architecture and patented REFS™ (Reverse Engineering and Forward Simulation) causal inference and simulation AI engine. Health plans, bio-pharmaceutical companies, healthcare providers, foundations, academic medical centers, and self-insured employers use GNS’ cloud-based solutions to solve pressing and costly problems including those surrounding metabolic syndrome, medication adherence, end-of-life care, preterm birth, personalized care pathways in oncology, auto-immune diseases, and diabetes, new drug target discovery, patient stratification in clinical trials, and more. GNS solutions focus on reducing adverse events, slowing disease progression, and improving therapeutic effectiveness through precision matching that maximizes impact on individual patient health outcomes while reducing wasteful spending and downstream medical costs.

Position Summary

The Research Scientist in Precision Medicine will join a dynamic team responsible for start-to-finish work on the analysis and interpretation of biological datasets using GNS’s powerful cloud-based analytics platform. The work involves predictive and causal modeling using both proprietary and off-the-shelf tools, with responsibilities ranging from data preparation, loading, statistical analyses, interpretation, report-writing, in-person presentations to clients and collaborators, and scientific communications to journals and conferences. 


  • Data preprocessing and statistical analyses in the field of precision medicine, biomarker identification and patient stratification
  • Integrate genomics data from multiple platform with clinical or epidemiology data.
  • Perform predictive and causal modeling using both proprietary and off-the-shelf tools.
  • Interpretation, report-writing, in-person presentations to clients and collaborators
  • Scientific communications to peer-reviewed journals and conferences. 


  • PhD with 2-5 years of experience or strong recent graduate, with concentration in life sciences, mathematics, physics/biophysics, statistics/biostatistics, bioinformatics, or computer science
  • Exceptional MS-level candidates will be considered
  • Knowledge of one of the statistical programming languages; experience with R and Bioconductor preferred
  • Familiarity with the UNIX and cluster computing environment such as Amazon Web Services preferred
  • Experience handling and manipulating large data sets
  • Experience in machine learning, probability theory, Bayesian analysis, and causal inference methods
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience working in an interdisciplinary environment is a plus
  • Passion to learn new things and solve problems
  • Please be aware that you will be asked to take a short statistical screening test. You may request a waiver based on strong background, in which case you will be asked to speak through the test concepts over the phone.

Company Culture

Our philosophy at GNS is simple:  we cannot transform healthcare with anything less than an all-star team. We are seeking smart, driven people who are experts in their field, have a track record of success and a passion for creating change. We believe that strong teams supercharge the performance of individuals, create a fun and dynamic workplace and great results for our clients and the people they serve.

We are passionate about our work and believe in the ability of our technology to change the world. Our core values of integrity, collaboration, value, diversity, and game-changing guide our behaviors with each other and our clients.

GNS offers competitive salaries, stock options, unlimited vacation, health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, 401(k), generous parental leave, tuition reimbursement, professional development, subsidized parking and gym membership, tasty food, volunteering opportunities, social gatherings, and more.

At this time, we are unable to consider candidates requiring visa sponsorship.

Equal Employment Opportunity

GNS Healthcare provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GNS Healthcare complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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