Biostatistician - Wolpin-Nowak, Ng Research Group

Job Details

Job ID:

450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Clinical Research

Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Hybrid: 2-3 days onsite/week


The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute seeks an Biostatistician with a focus in large data sets and machine learning who will work within the Hale Family Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research ( Hale Family Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research focuses on Pancreatic Cancer Research and one area of focus in early detection of Pancreatic Cancer using electronic medical records data. This role will help to analyze this data to evaluate the quality of this data, risk, and outcomes.

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.



  • Design and implement studies to evaluate determinants of pancreatic cancer risk and outcomes
  • Collaborate with other laboratory members with expertise in epidemiology, biostatistics, pathology, molecular biology, and functional genomics
  • Conduct analyses using statistical software, such as SAS, R, and others
  • Participate in group meetings and work collaboratively on larger projects with other group members
  • Generate data for figures and tables to serve as the basis for published manuscripts
  • Write manuscripts describing research results
  • Write grants and progress reports related to research funding


  • Experience managing and analyzing large datasets
  • Strong commitment to cancer research is required; experience with digital pathology, transcriptomics and tumor genomics would be an advantage
  • High level of dedication to work
  • Ability to work independently and perform troubleshooting when needed
  • Must have excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and be able to work with a wide variety of faculty and staff
  • Ability to analyze information and use logic to address work-related issues and problems
  • Attention to detail and thoroughness in completing work tasks
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Multitasking essential


  • Master’s degree in Statistics or Biostatistics
  • Strong background in epidemiology and statistics

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 characteristics protected by law.

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