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    Opportunity: Computational Biology Scientist -- Knowledge Systems Group @ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute -- Boston, MA (US)
    Submitted by Human Resources; posted on Friday, December 02, 2016


    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.


    The Knowledge Systems Group at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute seeks a Research Scientist to lead computational biology and bioinformatics initiatives in precision cancer medicine. This is an essential role for building precision medicine platforms within DFCI, performing translational cancer genomics research, and for maintaining the public, open source cBioPortal for Cancer Genomics (

    Job Requirements:
    • Serve as the primary product and project manager at DFCI for the open source cBioPortal for Cancer Genomics (
    • Serve as the primary outreach and education coordinator for the cBioPortal for Cancer Genomics
    • Perform integrative cancer genomics analysis and data mining
    • Establish interdisciplinary research projects with clinical and translational collaborators at DFCI


    • PhD in cancer biology or cancer genomics, with a strong clinical / translational cancer focus
    • Expertise in cancer genomics, and the clinical application of cancer genomics
    • Experience in data science and data mining, preferably in Python
    • Excellent communication and writing skills
    • Excellent organization skills, and ability to organize teams
    • Exceptional attention to detail
    • Strong leadership skills
    The candidate must also demonstrate outstanding personal initiative and the ability to work effectively as part of a team. Ability to meet deadlines and efficiently multitask is a must.


    Interested candidates should include a short description of your interest with your CV.

    Apply Here:


    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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