Bioinformatics Specialist I --- Cancer Center | MGH Institute of Health Professions - Military Veterans

at HERC - New England

Boston, Massachusetts

Data analyst Computational Cancer Genomics Do you want to know how the "dark matter" of the genome helps cancer cells grow? Do you want to understand the differences between male and female genomes in tumorigenesis? Do you want to drive cancer research forward by making sense of big next-generation sequencing data sets? The Rheinbay lab, part of the MGH Center for Cancer Research located at the Charlestown Navy Yard, is looking for a computational research associate to work in a highly collaborative team to tackle these questions. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team working on rigorous analysis of next generation sequencing data (DNA, RNA, chromatin) from tumor samples, and development of analysis tools that will be shared with the community. The ideal candidate has a strong background in computation, actively seeks out solutions to challenges and enjoys working in small teams. Responsibilities: Apply existing and novel algorithms to cancer data sets, critically review and analyze results Design and develop analysis approaches and workflows and novel software tools for large data sets from different sources Present results effectively to clinicians, experimental and computational scientists Qualifications Qualifications: - B.A./B.S. in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Biology, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field - Independence, ability to self-motivate, prioritize and organize - Excellent programming skills in any of Python, R, MATLAB or C/C++ - Familiarity with software engineering and algorithms - Comfort using Word, Excel, Powerpoint or Google Docs to communicate results between team members - Strong written and verbal communication skills and fluency in English - Ability to work together with multi-disciplinary teams consisting of physicians, experimental scientists, statisticians and software engineers - Experience in machine learning, cloud computing (e.g. Google Cloud) and molecular biology a plus EEO Statement Massachusetts GeneralHospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, wechoose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals withdisabilities are strongly encouraged.Partner's Healthcare is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Boston, Massachusetts

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