• Data Analyst I

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/26/2018 10:26 AM)
    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 laboratory of Nikhil Munshi at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has a full-time Data Analyst opening for individuals with an interest in assisting with research projects that improve understanding of multiple myeloma clinical course and disease biology, particularly among Veterans.

    This position's funding has been approved for one year with potential for extension.

    We have a strong culture of collaboration, and will provide mentorship as needed. You will join a strong, collegial, friendly, and talented team of clinicians, statisticians, biologists, and computer scientists at DFCI.


    • Use advanced data analysis methods (from machine learning, artificial intelligence, statistics, epidemiology, etc) to assist in carrying out statistical analyses with genomic and electronic health record data from the largest integrated medical records database in the United States, with comprehensive clinical information on over 22 million patients (2 trillion+ rows, 22,000+ columns of data), including large amounts of both structured and unstructured data
    • Flexibility in carrying out different aspects of analysis and develop different analytical and programming skills
    • Extract, clean, and validate data in preparation for analysis, starting from raw data in a large relational database
    • Carry out exploratory analyses and prepare reports summarizing our analyses
    • Collaborate with a range of researchers, including basic scientists, clinicians, computer scientists and statisticians to design and execute analyses
    • Assist in developing improved methodology in relation to genomics and healthcare data analysis
    • Assist in publishing papers on our findings, systems, and methodology


    • Undergraduate or graduate degree in a relevant field (statistics, public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, computer science, informatics, etc.)
    • Significant practical experience with data analysis, including computer programming skills needed to carry out analysis and understanding of the theoretical basis of these methods
    • Willingness to help extract and clean data in preparation for analysis, including both through writing SQL queries for our relational healthcare database and basic bioinformatic pipelines
    • Experience with electronic medical record data or clinical databases preferred
    • Strong communication and collaborative research skills
    • Ability to drive projects independently with moderate support


    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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