Job: Software Engineer - Boston, Massachusetts
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Job ID: 28297
Date Posted: 06/09/2016
Location: Center for Life Sciences
Job Family: IT/Health IT/Informatics
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt

About Dana-Farber

Located in Boston, 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 mission of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is to provide expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases.

Our Core Values are:

Impact - Above all else, we make a difference by relieving the burden of disease now and for the future through our research, clinical care, education, outreach and advocacy.

Excellence - We pursue excellence relentlessly and with integrity in all that we do, adhering always to the highest standards of conduct.

Compassion and respect - For those in our care and for one another.

Discovery - We foster the spirit of inquiry, promoting collaboration and innovation across traditional boundaries while celebrating individual creativity.


The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute seeks a Software Engineer to help further develop the open source Bioconductor Platform. The Software Engineer is an exceptional candidate who has extensive software engineering experience and a passion for open-source software development. Responsibilities will include developing, testing and maintaining software to facilitate genomics data analysis.

Required skills:

  • Bachelor's degree, Master's Degree or Ph.D. in Statistics, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or a related field.
  • 3+ years of software experience in R, C, C++, and Unix.
  • Strong interest in contributing to biological research with clinical applications.
  • Experience in modern software development technologies, including distributed versioning systems, continuous integration, and Agile programming practices.

The candidate must demonstrate outstanding personal initiative and the ability to work effectively as part of a team. Ability to meet deadlines and efficiently multitask is a must.

Desirable skills: Prior experience using Bioconductor or developing Bioconductor modules.

Please include a short description of your interests and CV.


Monday - Friday 40 hours

How to Apply

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DFCI Employees please apply directly through PeopleSoft Self Service. Sign on to PeopleSoft and navigate to Main Menu > DFCI Careers.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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.


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