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 generation, management, and interpretation of molecular data across the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and its collaborators across Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital is critical for the advancement of precision oncology. This position will serve as the point person for the quality and availability of molecular testing data at DFCI.
We are seeking a bioinformatics data engineer who is passionate about the potential for genomics data to inform clinical care of cancer patients and the groundbreaking discoveries that are a product of genomics and molecular data. The Bioinformatics Data Engineer will be focused on ensuring the highest of quality in our bioinformatics data that includes understanding and interrogating data for themselves as well as shepherding data to other systems for research and the enablement of precision medicine through the use of automation and data pipelines.
Experience with Perl, Python, or related scripting/data extraction language
Familiar with relational databases such as MySql, MsSql, or similar
Prior experience with genomics or Next Generation Sequencing data preferred
Experience with common cancer genetics databases a plus [COSMIC, TCGA, NCI, NCBI, etc.]
Detail oriented with ability and drive to gain deep understanding of technical systems
Ability to communicate issues in a succinct manner
Ability to prioritize and manage various tasks and projects reliably and in a timely manner
Experience in working with data transformation pipelines and understanding of nuances of such pipelines.
Requires minimal direction from leadership and possesses the ability to adapt to new challenges as they arise
Possess strong documentation skills
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.