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Bioinformatics Analyst

Company: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Location: Boston
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

OVERVIEW

The Bioinformatics Analyst will provide 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. Responsibilities include analysis of all types of genomic data and the creation of robust reusable software tools that add to our current computational infrastructure.



Our group studies mechanisms of resistance to targeted therapies and the identification of novel therapeutic targets employing clinical and pre-clinical data. We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Bioinformatics Analyst to join the team.



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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

* Interprets complex biological information. Performs tasks to reduce and consolidate output from software. Prepares data for utilization by other scientists

* Monitors new data from public databases, finds and loads missed data, cleans loaded data to satisfy quality control criteria

* Must be able to query various sources for the information needed; i.e., the Web, publications and internal Dana-Farber resources

* Directs and guides DNA, RNA and protein sequence database searches and the computational analysis of resulting data

* Implements end-users needs in database searching and integration.

* Maintains the computational infrastructure and controls the flow of samples and information for large-scale studies

* Recognizes and reports problems with the data management process and fixes the problems whenever possible

* Use a state-of- the- art bioinformatics platform that will include both collecting and housing the data, and the creation of a biologist-friendly interface and analysis tools to allow the mining of epigenetic data

* Interface with projects to analyze the data and develop testable hypotheses that will enable rapid understanding of new biological areas

QUALIFICATIONS

* Bachelor s degree in computational biology, bioinformatics or related field required. An advanced degree in a related field is preferred

* 3+ years professional experience in processing large genome-wide data sets required

* Experience in epigenetics and transcriptional analysis a plus

* Strong programming capabilities in at least two of the following: Python, Perl, Java, R/S-plus and C++ required

* Experience in translating data-mining efforts into actionable hypotheses and algorithm design/implementation/testing

* Project management experience, capable of setting and reaching goals

* Excellent communication and analytic skills; ability to interact with both wet-lab and computational biologists

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.

Keywords: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston , Bioinformatics Analyst, Professions , Boston, Massachusetts

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