Bioinformatics Analyst - Cancer Genomics

4 weeks ago
Job ID
IT/Health IT/Informatics
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.


We seek an enthusiastic and highly motivated bioinformatics associate to join our cancer genomics research group. This individual will work with other members of the Dana Farber community on a new effort aimed at studying alterations in patients’ genomes in order to assist in finding cancer treatments and cures. This position will provide ample opportunities for professional development and the acquisition of cutting-edge skills in basic and translational cancer genomics research, research planning and strategy, and data analysis and interpretation.


This individual will work in conjunction with oncologists, computational biologists and research scientists to analyze cancer genomic data generated at Dana Farber using software tools within our team and by generating their own statistical analysis code.


  • Works in teams with other scientists to define and execute computational approaches.
  • Performs computational analysis of next generation sequencing data, somatic copy number alterations, expression profiling, and biological pathways using in house algorithms.
  • Generates own code to conduct various other statistical analyses including those to discover relationships between cancer alterations and clinical correlates. 
  • Presents data at project team meetings. 
  • Assists in generating wikis and data portals to disseminate results to the DFCI and general scientific community.
  • Assists in drafting of scientific manuscripts.


This employee will be located at both the Dana-Farber Longwood Medical Area campus and at the Broad Institute in Cambridge.



Required: B.S./B.A. in the life sciences, physical sciences, or computational sciences. Some coding knowledge of either R, Matlab, python and/or Perl is required. The ability to work in teams, excellent communication and data presentation skills.

Preferred: Background in molecular genetic data. Understanding of statistical methods and working in cloud computing and UNIX environments. Knowledge of generating web portals is desirable.

We will consider May 2018 graduates.


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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