• Bioinformatics Engineer (Liu Lab)

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 3 months ago(8/29/2019 11:34 AM)
    Job ID
    IT/Health IT/Informatics
    full time
    Location : Address
    450 Brookline Ave
    Location : City
  • 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 and disease knowledge; 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 X. Shirley Liu Lab at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute seeks a Bioinformatics Engineer to help integrate bioinformatics tools from Liu Lab with tools from the Broad Institute to improve the understanding of cancer transcriptomes.


    The Bioinformatics Engineer is an exceptional candidate who has both bioinformatics experience and software engineering experience. We operate at the crossroads of cancer genomics and immunology, bioinformatics algorithms and pipelines, and are looking for individuals with experience and passion for both. Our bioinformatics software and pipelines are focused on analyses cancer transcriptomic data sets to gain insights into the cancer immunology.

    • Collaborate with groups from Broad institute to integrate the software and pipelines.
    • Develop the bioinformatics analysis algorithms and pipelines for various high throughput profiling techniques, e.g. RNA-seq, single cell RNA-seq, TCR-seq, whole exon sequencing, microbiome sequencing.
    • Maintain and improve the computational pipelines in terms of processing efficiency, automation, compatibility in both clusters and cloud computing environments.
    • Develop web applications for interactive visualization and exploration of cancer genomics and immunology data.


    • BS or MS degrees in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or a related field
    • Strong programming skills required
    • Skilled in Python, as well as web development experiences required
    • Strong interest in contributing to cancer biological and cancer immunology research with potential clinical applications. 
    • Programming in C/C++ and/or R is a significant plus

    The candidate must demonstrate excellent communication skills, outstanding personal initiative and the ability to work effectively as part of a team. Ability to meet deadlines and efficiently multitask is a must.


    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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