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.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We 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 populations. We 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.
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 reliable.?? Keep 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 collaborates. Evaluate 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 results.?? It is expected that insight into career growth will be offered to more junior statisticians.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree required in a STEM field. ??Master???s degree preferred in bioinformatics, computational biology, statistics, biostatistics, computer science and/or the life sciences.
Minimum Education: 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.
Computational Skills: Knowledge of UNIX/Linux. Familiarity 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 belong.?? As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.?? Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.
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 under-served members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.