Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Research Fellow in Boston, Massachusetts
This person will independently lead and conduct bioinformatics and genomic research, and provide her/his expertise to lab members in the collection, management, interpretation, and analysis on biological, pathological, and molecular pathological data, with a focus on, but not limited to, high-throughput technologies with strong emphasis on next-generation sequencing. The main responsibility of this position is on the application of state-of-art bioinformatics technologies to analyze and integrate large scale omics datasets. Require familiarity with existing genomic databases such as, but not limited to, TCGA, ENCODE, CCLE, etc. Proficiency in programming using either R/Perl/Python/Java/C++ is a must. Solid knowledge of biostatistics and strong quantitative skills are also required. Familiarity with SAS, exome and RNA-seq analysis, and NGS laboratory procedures are preferred, but not required. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as are the abilities to work both independently and collaboratively and to meet deadlines. Require a PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, biostatistics, statistics, or other areas of quantitative life sciences, with related experiences.
This Postdoctoral Fellow will:
Independently lead and conduct projects related to genomics, bioinformatics, and computational biology.
Write manuscripts and research protocols.
Meet with lab members and collaborators to provide bioinformatics consultation in the analysis of experimental data
Communicate with lab members and collaborators to understand and obtain data analysis specifications
Design data analysis project plans and estimate time to completion
Work independently and as a team member to analyze data, developing software tools and analytical pipelines where necessary
Provide publication quality documentations at the end of each data analysis project
Provide education and training in bioinformatics and data analysis topics
Evaluation, development, and support of new bioinformatics methods
Work collaboratively with or guide other lab members to develop the resources in the laboratory
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: (include number of direct reports)
This person will be responsible for providing education and training in bioinformatics and data analysis topics to lab members, when needed. This person will supervise a bioinformatic analyst in the lab.
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.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS: (Education, certifications, years of experience)
Require a PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, biostatistics, statistics, or other areas of quantitative life sciences, with related experiences.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Abilities to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with scientists to understand experimental systems for the development and implementation of data analysis solutions.
Proficiency in programming using either R/Perl/Python/Java/C++ for statistical programming and ability to prototype software solutions and analytical pipelines for data analysis
Familiarity with genomic technologies and their applications
Familiarity with a wide range of biological databases and resources
Familiarity with meta-analysis methods, including functional class enrichment and pathway analysis.
Abilities to estimate time for various projects and to keep accurate records of work performed are essential.
Excellent communication skills are essential.
Excellent science writing skills in English are essential.
Excellent leadership skills are also essential to lead research projects.
Job ID: 2017-8023
External Company URL: www.dana-farber.org