Bioinformatics Analyst

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Job ID:
29505

Location:
450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Category:
IT/Informatics

Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Onsite:Up to 1 day remote/wk

Overview

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

Provides assistance to faculty and research staff in the collection, management, analysis and interpretation of biological data, with a focus on the analysis of data from genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, or microarray studies. 

Responsibilities

  • Interprets complex biological information. Performs tasks to reduce and consolidate output from software. Prepares data for utilization by other scientists.
  • Monitors new data from public databases, finds and loads missed data, cleans loaded data to satisfy quality control criteria.
  • Must be able to query various sources for the information needed; i.e., the Web, publications and internal DFCI resources.
  • Directs and guides DNA, RNA and protein sequence database searches and the computational analysis of resulting data.
  • Implements end-users needs in database searching and integration.
  • Maintains the computational infrastructure and controls the flow of samples and information for large-scale studies. 
  • Recognizes and reports problems with the data management process and fixes the problems whenever possible.
  • Supporting clinical investigators within Genitourinary Oncology.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree required, MS preferred or PhD in bioinformatics, computer science and/or the life sciences and 0-2 years relevant experience.
  • Familiarity with simple programming using Perl/Python or Java, C/C++, statistical programming using R or related tools, web-development, and database query through SQL.
  • Familiarity with principles of experimental design and modern data analysis paradigms is required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff and external contacts.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.

At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.  As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.  Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

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