Bioinformatics Analyst I - Gastrointestinal Oncology

5 months ago
Job ID
full time


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 Bioinformatics Analyst will provide bioinformatics consultation to biomedical researchers in the collection, management, interpretation, and analysis on high-throughput biological/clinical data with emphasis on next-generation sequence analysis.  Require good knowledge on a wide range of existing bioinformatics databases and tools as well as proficiency in programming languages such as Perl, Python, Java and R. Familiarity with biostatistics, molecular biology, human genetics, the principles of experimental design, and laboratory experiences are highly desirable.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as are the abilities to work both independently and collaboratively and to meet deadlines.




  • Interpret complex biological information and meet with research scientists to provide bioinformatics consultation in the analysis of experimental data
  • Communicate with research scientists to understand and obtain data analysis specifications
  • Design data analysis project plans and estimate time to completion
  • Work independently and as a team member to analyze data, developing software tools where necessary
  • Work collaboratively with other staff to develop the resources in the GCC


Bachelors degree required, MS preferred or PhD in bioinformatics, computer science and/or the life sciences and 0-2 years relevant experience.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Familiarity with genomic technologies and their applications, including experimental design considerations.
  • Familiarity with a wide range of biological databases and resources, including, but not limited to GenBank, EnsEMBL, the UCSC genome browser, Reactome, and other similar resources.
  • Familiarity with meta-analysis methods, including functional class enrichment and pathway analysis.
  • Proficiency in programming using perl/python/java/C++/R, statistical programming using R or related tools, web-development, and database query through SQL and ability to prototype software solutions for data analysis.
  • Excellent communication skills are essential.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


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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