Bioinformatics Analyst II

Location US-MA-Boston
Job Posted Date 2 months ago(1/19/2018 12:15 PM)
Job ID
IT/Health IT/Informatics
full time


We are seeking intelligent, hard-working, and dynamic individuals to serve as senior bioinformatics analysts within the Dana-Farber Bioinformatics and Data Science group, a newly formed group serving some of the most prominent research and clinical programs at the Institute, from basic research to translational research, to clinical diagnostics and operations. The group encompasses expertise in data science, machine learning, bioinformatics and NLP, and seeks to develop a highly interdisciplinary environment supporting our research, clinical and operational staff advance the overall mission of DFCI which is to provide expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases.


As we widen our support of several crucial centers and programs at DFCI we seek senior experts with the ability to lead projects independently and potentially in the future lead other people who can provide bioinformatics support for some of our key initiatives and centers relying on genomic data.


We seek an energetic and motivated senior analyst for our expanding bioinformatics team.  The successful candidate will have proven experience in leading and executing independent large complex projects, and some experience of supervision of junior staff.

The key responsibilities will be:

  • Meeting and consulting scientists requiring bioinformatics support and designing plans and solutions
  • Delivery of results for projects
  • Working as part of the broader team to identify longer-term solutions that will improve quality, speed and efficacy of our current projects and programs
  • evaluating and benchmarking new software tools and pipeline development.



  • Excellent communication and effective problem-solving skills, track record in serving a variety of diverse customers and projects
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize, and manage people if needed, within an environment with ever changing priorities.
  • Deep bioinformatics skills, at the interface between bioinformatics programming and understanding of biological and clinical problems
  • PhD or equivalent experience with evidence of impact in bioinformatics applied to real life problems in a research setting ideally within a clinical research environment
  • 2 to 5 years of experience post PhD
  • Prior experience supervising at least 1 person preferred
  • Experienced in bioinformatics tools for a variety of sequencing protocols, e.g. DNAseq, RNAseq, Chip-Seq
  • Significant scientific background with prior experience in clinical research

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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