• Research Fellow

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/29/2018 3:43 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-13257
    Category
    Fellowships
    Type
    full time
    Grade
    41
  • 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 Research Fellow opening for individuals with an interest in research projects that improve understanding of the interaction between multiple myeloma genomics and clinical course.

    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 at DFCI.

    Responsibilities

    • Design and execute clinical and genomic data analyses, including genomewide association studies and other analyses, using genomic data on thousands of MM patients in combination with electronic health record data from the largest integrated medical records database in the United States, which contains 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
    • Collaborate with a range of researchers, including basic scientists, clinicians, statisticians, and computer scientists
    • Assist in developing improved methodology in relation to genomics and clinical data analysis
    • Write manuscripts, present, and publish impactful research on our work

    Qualifications

    • Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree in an appropriate field (statistics, computer science, public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, etc.)
    • Significant practical experience with data analysis, including programming skills needed to carry out analysis and understanding of the theoretical basis of these methods
    • 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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