• Bioinformatics Engineer IV - Pediatrics

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/2/2018 12:19 PM)
    Job ID
    IT/Health IT/Informatics
    full time
  • Overview

    Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, 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; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

    The Bioinformatics Engineer IV will develop web-based tools for the analysis of PROFILE assay data that will be integrated with PROFILE's bioinformatics workflow. Tools will be evaluated based on performance specifics (e.g., sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, and precision).


    • Assess available algorithms/tools , testing on PROFILE data and comparing the results, in order to identify the most appropriate one(s) for PROFILE
    • Work collaboratively with the different functional groups within PROFILE and CCGD to:
      • Gather user and technical requirements
      • Define functional specifications
      • Implement data analysis methods
      • Design and implement data and analysis presentation tools
    • Integrate all new tools with existing infrastructure to ensure data integrity at all steps
    • Train new PROFILE Bioinformatics personnel, as needed, in existing bioinformatics infrastructure, architecture, hardware, algorithms, etc.
    • Provide ongoing expertise and guidance to the group as to how to analyze large datasets in a clinical context. 


    • PhD in computer science, biological or physical science, or a related discipline
    • Experience in software development in support of bioinformatics applications
    • Proficiency in programming and related web-development tools (e.g., Java/C++ , JavaScript/JQuery) 
    • Experience with a wide range of existing bioinformatics databases, statistical programming tools and modern data analysis paradigms is preferred. 
    • Familiarity with biostatistics, molecular biology, and human genetics are desirable. 
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as are the abilities to work both independently and collaboratively in a deadline-driven environment.

    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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