Job type full-time
Full job description
Job id: 30352
Location: 450 brookline ave, boston, ma 02215
Category: clinical research
Employment type: full time
Work location: ptl remote: 2-3 days remote/wk
Located in boston and the surrounding communities, dana-farber cancer institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient careWe are united in our mission of conquering cancer, hiv/aids and related diseasesWe strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populationsWe conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow`s physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other harvard medical school-affiliated hospitals.
The computational biologist i is responsible for routine data analysis or processing of biological data, with a focus on high-throughput technologies and genomic databases.
The computational biologist is a quantitative scientist who collaborates with scientific investigators and with other research staff in the analysis of high-throughput data, and dissemination of scientific results.
The computational biologist may work on many types of projects and areas of research including cancer genomics, functional genomics, immuno-oncology, molecular imaging, data management and integration, and querying biological databases.
Data processing: uses existing tools to build data processing pipelines to convert raw data into formats compatible with conventional statistical analysis and visualization.
Data analysis: performs routine analysis for which established tools exist and are considered reliableKeep up with the computational biology literature to assure pipelines components are up to date.
Data and software management: monitors, downloads, organize, and manages data from public data repositories or generated by collaboratesEvaluate published tools and updates pipeline as necessary.
Manuscript preparation: drafts the computational biology sections of a manuscript; assists in writing the results section; checks manuscripts for numerical accuracy; prepares tables and figures.
Grant preparation: helps to formulate specific aims, explains options for experimental design, and develops data analysis plans.
Research portfolio management: develops timelines and components for multiple routine projects; masters multi-tasking so that complex projects involving many interdisciplinary individuals move forward smoothly.
Team interactions: offers peer-to-peer training for new statisticians in design, analysis, and presentation of resultsIt is expected that insight into career growth will be offered to more junior statisticians.
Minimum job qualifications:
Bachelor`s degree required in a stem fieldMaster’s degree preferred in bioinformatics, computational biology, statistics, biostatistics, computer science and/or the life sciences.
1 year with bachelor’s degree or 0 years with master’s degree; academic research experience or authorship in scientific publications experience may substitute for work experience.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities required:
Computational skills: knowledge of unix/linuxFamiliarity with scripting in python and statistical programming using r.
Data analysis skills: familiarity with principles of experimental design and the modern data analysis paradigms is required.
Collaboration: able to discuss and present results, share ideas accurately and communicate them effectively, both in writing and verbally.
Strong interpersonal skills – ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff and external contacts.
Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.
At dana-farber cancer institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belongAs relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staffCancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do weIf working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.
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