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    Opportunity: Data Analyst III (#22102) @ Dana Farber Cancer Institute--Boston, MA (US)
    Submitted by Human Resources; posted on Wednesday, February 08, 2012


    Located in Boston, MA, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, a Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is committed to providing expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases.

    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.


    The Bioinformatics Analyst will work within the informatics platform to develop and maintain bioinformatics capabilities for genome research in Cancer. More specifically, he/she will lead the design, development, and implementation of our system of storing experimental data (LIMS) and the generation of automated reports. Additionally, the applicant will perform cross-project data mining to monitor performance of our processes and assist in evaluating the effects of changes.

    Additional duties may include, but are not limited to:
    • Identify opportunities and develop innovative solutions for the analysis and management of genomic data, including Genome and Whole exome sequencing data.
    • Develop and maintain analysis pipeline code used to retrieve, compare and analyze data; design and perform custom analyses as required.
    • Provide direct technical and scientific support for CCGD investigators and staff.
    • Interact with CCGD collaborators and scientific partners to assess experimental design, strategy and analysis plans.
    • Assist in maintenance and development of intranet and external servers for CCGD staff and collaborators.


    • MS or PhD in bioinformatics, computer science and/or the life sciences and 5+ years relevant experience. Previous experience in molecular biology, cancer genomics, or a related field is strongly preferred.
    • Demonstrated experience in Java and Perl (object-oriented) in a UNIX/Linux environment. Must have expert-level knowledge in at least one.
    • Expert level knowledge in a web based MVC architecture; previous experience with Catalyst is strongly preferred.
    • Experience in developing and optimizing databases is critical (MySQL is required, experience in Oracle is preferred).
    • Experience performing statistical analysis on large data sets, including proficiency in R is a plus.
    • 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.


    44 Binney St, Boston


    Full time: 40hrs/week
    Regular/Temporary: Regular
    FLSA Status: Exempt


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