• location: Cambridge, MA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $70 - $82.35 per hour

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Job Title: Biostatistician with SAS Programming II

Job Summary

  • Cancer Genomics - Bioinformatician - cbioportal developer
  • We seek an experienced bioinformatics scientist / computational biologist to join a dynamic Translational Medicine bioinformatics group dedicated to the development of cancer therapeutics.

Job Responsibilities

  • Proactively engage with a team of computational and bench biologists to gather requirements and to design and to specify modifications to the open-source cancer genomics cbioportal to enable Gene Set Enrichment Analysis
  • Interface with scientists, academic instructions, and third party software developers to clarify and prioritize requirements as well as mock-up designs to satisfy those requirements
  • Document requirements and communicate the design in such a way that the software that is delivered will meet needs of computational and bench biologists
  • Suggest any computational, statistical, machine learning or modeling capability needed to achieve the goals above
  • Curate clinical and pre-clinical data-sets (both syntactic and semantic) to populate the portal with content

Education & Qualifications

  • M.S. of PhD. in Bioinformatics, Computer Science or related fields with a minimum of 3-years research (academia or industry) developing software for bioinformatics applications and analysis of cancer genomics and genetics data.
  • An ideal candidate will be collaborative, self-directed and possess
  • Experience in software requirements gathering, documentation, design, and development
  • Deep hands-on experience in cancer genomics is required
  • Deep hands on-experience in Gene Set Enrichment Analysis is required
  • Deep hands on-experience in the open-source cbioportal application is preferred
  • Deep hands on-experience in data curation is required
  • Experience at integrating publicly or commercially available genetic, genomic, and interaction datasets is a plus
  • Statistical programming skills like, SAS/S-plus, R/bioconductor and pipeline pilot or equivalents are a plus
  • Positive, proactive can-do mindset
  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects of moderate scope, mapping-out critical path, milestones and timelines, as well as manage customer expectations with minimal supervision
  • Developed communication and presentation skills and a successful track record of collaborating with cross-functional scientific teams


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401K Plan with Company Match
  • Life and AD&D Insurance

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