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.
Responsible for a wide range of technical tasks involving the creation and use of software for the display and manipulation of biological data. Provides assistance to faculty and research staff in the collection, management, analysis and interpretation of biological data, with a focus on the analysis of data from genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, or microarray studies.
Bioinformatics Engineer II sought by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a comprehensive cancer treatment and research center, to take responsibility for a wide range of technical tasks, involving creation and use of software for display and manipulation of biological data. Provide assistance to faculty and research staff in collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of biological data, with focus on analysis of data from genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, or microarray studies. Design and develop software, databases, and interfaces for analyzing and manipulating biological data. Draw upon knowledge of biology to improve data mining and management techniques. Collaborate with laboratory researchers to develop high throughput data processing and analysis capability. Add new software that has been internally developed or imported from outside sources to in-house systems. Direct and guide DNA, RNA, and protein sequence database searches and computational analysis of resulting data. Provide direct technical and scientific customer support and help guide, implement, and maintain further improvements to bioinformatics software. Work with entire life science team to diagnose and fix issues with software.
Position located in Boston, MA.
Requirements include a Master’s degree or equivalent in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, the life sciences or related field and three years of work experience in the job offered or related field of bioinformatics.
Must have at least three years experience with bioinformatics in an academic or industry setting. Must have at least three years experience with Python programming and object oriented design, including experience with bioinformatics libraries such as BioPython; R, including Bioconductor; cancer genomics, including DNA and RNA-Seq analysis. Must have at least three years experience with building and executing bioinformatics workflows on high performance compute clusters such as Oracle Grid Engine; next generation sequence analysis and pipeline development; building bioinformatics web applications, focused on data exploration and visualization. Must have at least three years experience with project management involving multiple scientific stakeholders for complex bioinformatics projects. Must have at least three years experience with relational and NoSQL databases such as MySQL, MongoDB; and mentoring junior team members and performing code reviews.
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.