Lead Scientist, Biostatistics

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450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Research Technician/Scientist

Employment Type:
Full time

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


The Division of Biostatistics in the Department of Data Science at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute seeks an experienced and highly motivated PhD biostatistician to engage collaboratively with investigators on clinical and translational oncology research, including national cancer clinical trials, and in research projects related to virology and HIV/AIDS.

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities and a teaching affiliate of Harvard, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment and disease knowledge; we educate tomorrow's physicians and researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with renowned partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Demonstrated success in technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought. Works on complex problems in which analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors. Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

Manages the work efforts of more than one individual and mentors staff. Completes performance appraisals.

Works closely with directors on unit/lab issues. Very wide latitude for decision-making.


PhD in a scientific discipline or MD preferred and a minimum of 12+ years related experience. Works on significant and unique issues that may impact future concepts, products or technologies on a broader scope than just one unit. Exercises latitude in determining objectives and approaches to critical assignments. 5+ years management responsibility preferred

Excellent knowledge of the field with strong leadership skills. Resolves critical issues and contributes to unit/lab development.

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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