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Senior Computational Biologist



Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

We are out of time. Change must be immediate. We have to help the world find alternative ways to produce all the same things we love. But better. Using less land, less water, less energy, and making less waste. If you think that sounds like a mission, well, you are right. We are solving the world’s most important problems with talented individuals who share our passion to change the world. GALY is an early-stage company developing novel in vitro plant cell culture methods to produce cotton and other plant products in a process that is faster and uses fewer resources than if grown in the ground. GALY's environment is built so everyone, regardless of gender, race, religion, age, or background, can do their best work.

We are the movers and the shakers that have taken the leap from traditional agriculture to cellular agriculture. We value curious, creative and enthusiastic individuals who share our passion for improving the world through technology. In joining GALY, you will be a part of our diverse culture driven by collaboration, science and technology. Learn more about us and our culture by visiting our LinkedIn page!

We are seeking a talented and motivated Senior Computational Biologist to guide our data science initiatives at GALY. As a pioneer in our data science efforts, you will play a pivotal role in advancing our understanding of biomarkers to track product quality and streamline our processes. You will be responsible for developing and directing the efforts a team of data scientists and software engineers, working closely with cross-functional teams to integrate data science methodologies into our scientific workflows.


  • Collaborate with a team to develop computational models and algorithms for analyzing -omics data and characterizing cell lines.
  • Work with other teams to integrate data science methodologies into scientific research and experimentation.
  • Improve and develop algorithms to extract biological insights from complex datasets.
  • Communicate findings and present results to diverse audiences, both technical and non-technical.
  • Oversee the integration of experimental results into our internal data analysis tools.
  • Guide and mentor a Data Scientist responsible for AI systems and data standardization.
  • Create and optimize baseline computational models.
  • Integrate omics data with experimental results.
  • Develop a Quality Control (QC) system for cell lines.
  • Implement phenomics approaches for identifying desirable cell lines.
  • Accelerate screening processes through the application of identified biomarkers.


  • PhD or equivalent experience in Computational Biology, Machine Learning, or related field with a focus on biology.
  • 2-5+ years of industry experience. 2 years of experience required in implementing and developing algorithms, particularly in the context of biological data analysis.
  • Proficiency in programming languages Python and R.
  • Strong background in statistical analysis and machine learning, with knowledge of -omics data being a plus.

Nice to Haves:

  • Familiarity with plant biology and genomic annotation tools.
  • Previous management experience, although not required for the role.
  • Proficiency in the programming language Java

What we offer at GALY:

  • A nimble organization with plenty of growth opportunities
  • Competitive total compensation, commensurate with experience
  • Excellent full-time benefits that include comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage, as well as life and disability insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Holidays and Paid Time Off, which may include company paid vacation during the last week of December
  • Additional benefits include allowance for food, transportation and continuing education
  • Stock Option Plan

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. GALY may agree to sponsor an individual for an employment visa now or in the future if there is a shortage of individuals with particular skills for this job. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the functions, responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position, and GALY retains the discretion to modify functions, responsibilities, duties and skills at any time, including modifying the time devoted to such activities, deleting activities and assigning other activities.

Who we are:

GALY is growing the future. We are an army of dreamers that believe scientists are the artists of a new era. We envision a world where we can still produce sought-after materials without the physical burden we place on the planet and its people, especially those without opportunity. That is why we are revolutionizing the way we produce goods today by building a much more sustainable and distributable form of agriculture. However, nobody takes innovation seriously until you scale it. We are on it! By developing novel scale-up strategies for in-vitro production of cotton that have never been done on an industrial scale, we will achieve something truly new. To do this, we are gathering a team with highly diverse skills and experiences, ranging from genetic engineering, plant cell culture, sterile process development, bioreactor design, mathematics, statistics agriculture, high-performance automation, stylists, illustrators, fashion designers, creative business development, marketing and branding strategies. A group on a mission to save our planet. We are scientists. We are artists. We are GALY.