• Scientific Program Manager & Data Scientist

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/12/2019 10:52 AM)
    Job ID
    Research- Laboratory
    full time
    Location : Address
    450 Brookline Ave
    Location : City
  • Overview

    The Department of Data Sciences at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is seeking a Scientific Program Manager to lead the efforts for the Human Tumor Atlas Network (HTAN), a high profile "Moonshot" project funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). We are seeking an exceptional candidate who has deep experience in coordinating scientific consortia, and managing and processing data for a distributed network of research centers.  


    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.


    • Oversee all major activities for the Human Tumor Atlas Network, and work with Principal Investigators to ensure that the Data Coordinating Center effectively meets all major milestones.
    • Coordinate work across the four associated institutions (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Sage Bionetworks, and the Institute for Systems Biology). This requires organization of work across a geographically distributed set of collaborators and bioinformatics engineers.  Some limited travel may be necessary.
    • Oversee all aspects of the Human Tumor Atlas Network outreach activities, including development of the Web Site; hosting of DREAM challenges and the development of tutorials, documentation and educational materials.
    • Manage and oversee the work of the Human Tumor Atlas Network Project Manager, who will coordinate administrative activities related to HTAN network, HTAN working groups and the Human Tumor Atlas Network Steering Committee
    • Develop the scientific content and agenda for the bi-annual Human Tumor Atlas Network Face to Face Meetings.
    • Manage communications with all Human Tumor Atlas Network atlases and National Cancer Institute Program Officers, to ensure timely data deposition to the Data Coordinating Center and ensure coordination and collaboration with other National Cancer Institute Moonshot projects.
    • Manage the Data Coordinating Center budget across the four associated institutions.
    • Write monthly progress reports and an annual Data Coordinating Center progress report to the National Institute of Health (NHI)
    • Write grants for future funding opportunities.
    • Provide oversight of the emerging clinical data standards to be used by the Human Tumor Atlas Network


    • PhD (or equivalent education and experience) in genomics, bioinformatics, or related fields 
    • 3+ years prior experience managing scientific consortium. 
    • 5+ years of experience managing cross-functional teams of individuals with diverse skill sets.
    • Expertise in cancer genomics, translational research, and cloud-based data sharing platforms.
    • Excellent organization skills, including the ability to organize teams.
    • Excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills.
    • Exceptional attention to detail.
    • Strong leadership skills.
    • Prior experience developing data standards for other research projects would be a significant plus.

    The candidate must also demonstrate outstanding personal initiative, work effectively as part of a team, meet deadlines, and efficiently multitask.


    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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