Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Informatics Analyst, Cancer Immunologic Data Commons (CIDC) in Boston, Massachusetts

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 underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


The Knowledge Systems Group at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) is currently seeking an Informatics Analyst for our NCI-funded Cancer Immunologic Data Commons (CIDC).

  • Serve as the primary liaison to the National Cancer Institute and the Foundation for the NIH (FNIH), to on-board new clinical trials to the CIDC.

  • Serve as the primary liaison to all Cancer Immune Monitoring and Analysis Centers (CIMACs), to facilitate the transfer and deposition of all assay data to the CIDC.

  • Serve as the primary liaison to all CIMACs, to facilitate downstream data download of all assay and de-identified clinical data.

  • Serve as the primary liaison to all CIMACs, to onboard new users to the CIDC platform, approve user roles and confirm user registration.

  • Provide training and technical support to all CIMACs, including 1-1 support calls, small group training, and security training.

  • Serve as the primary liaison to the National Cancer Institute, to develop an overall strategy for facilitating the transfer and deposition of sample manifests and meta-data files to the CIDC.

  • Develop new tools and methods for transferring de-identified clinical data from the NCI to the CIDC and mapping existing and legacy clinical data to new clinical data standards.

  • Develop requirements for new administrator tools for managing and deleting data artifacts within the CIDC, and monitoring pipeline execution.

  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive dashboard of all clinical trials stored within the CIDC, and provide quarterly updates to all stakeholders.

  • Bachelors degree required, MS preferred or PhD in bioinformatics, computer science and/or the life sciences and 0-2 years relevant experience.

  • Prior project management experience in a research setting, preferably in the clinical trial research space.

  • Prior experience with clinical trial data standards.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills.

  • Exceptional attention to detail.

  • Programming experience, preferably in Python.

The candidate must also demonstrate outstanding personal initiative, work effectively as part of a team, meet deadlines, and efficiently multitask.

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.

Job ID: 2019-13951

Grade: 22

External Company URL: www.dana-farber.org