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    Opportunity: Web Developer (#24989) @ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute -- Boston, MA (US)
    Submitted by Human Resources; posted on Thursday, July 03, 2014


    Located in Boston, 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 mission of the Center for Cancer Genome Discovery (CCGD) at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is to facilitate genome discoveries in a many human cancer types by basic and translational research. The CCGD has established technology platforms to assist researchers in both genome-wide and gene-focused efforts such as next-generation sequencing, genotyping, somatic mutation detection and copy number analysis. We strive to be at the cutting-edge of cancer characterization, utilizing novel technologies and adapting existing technologies for the advancement of cancer research. Technologies are selected and developed with a view to discovery-oriented ventures, as well as translational medicine and clinical relevance.


    We are seeking a highly motivated Web Developer to join our bioinformatics team for developing and maintaining bioinformatics capabilities for genome research in Cancer.

    More specifically, the responsibility of this position includes:
    • Maintenance of existing internal and external websites using the Perl-Catalyst framework
    • Lead the development of new internal web applications for the review and reporting of next-generation sequencing results using the Apache-Struts framework.
    • Work with computational biologists and scientists to automate creation of graphs and reports
    • Assist in the development and maintenance of our lab information management system (LIMS)


    • MS in bioinformatics, computer science and/or the life sciences preferred. BA/BS and 1-3 years relevant experience required.
    • Experience with either Catalyst or Apache Struts 2.
    • Must have developed or maintained transactional database systems (LIMS, ERP, MES, or CRM).
    • Expertise summarizing, displaying, and reporting complex data stored in a MySQL database.
    • Demonstrated experience in Java and Perl (object-oriented) in a UNIX/Linux environment.
    • Prior experience with automated graphing/charting utilities preferred (R, JFreeChart, JasperReports, or similar).
    • Previous experience in molecular biology, cancer genomics, or a related field is strongly preferred.
    • Excellent communication and effective problem-solving skills; and ability to interact with multidisciplinary staff in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate should be able to work independently, prioritize and manage a variety of tasks, and shift priorities rapidly.


    Job Family: Bioinformatics
    Full/Part Time: Full-Time
    Regular/Temporary: Regular
    FLSA Status: Exempt
    Schedule: Full time, 40 hours per week


    44 Binney St, Boston


    Please apply directly online at[...].aspx. Click Search Job Openings and use the Job ID number to quickly locate the appropriate job listing. Once you have located the desired job, click on the checkbox in the 'Select' column, and then click the 'Apply Now' button, located at the bottom of the screen.

    DFCI Employees please apply directly through PeopleSoft Self Service. Sign on to PeopleSoft and navigate to Main Menu > DFCI Careers.

    Apply Here:

    Job ID: 24989
    Date Posted: 05/16/2014




    Equal Employment Opportunity
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce.

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