Bioinformatics and Data Science Services (BxDx) is a large and growing team at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). Residing within the department of Informatics and Analytics (I&A), the BxDx team addresses unmet needs for bioinformatics, data management, and data science services across research, clinical, and operational units. The team accelerates the use of bioinformatics and data science methods, data, and tools within DFCI and bridges the gap between research and clinical practice by helping design and implement operational solutions.
The Biomedical Informatics Analyst will collect, curate, integrate, and analyze biomedical data to provide actionable information to BxDx clients including Pediatric Oncology. The Analyst has access to an extraordinary range of healthcare and research data, including medical and pharmacy records (Epic, Aria and internal systems), scheduling, billing, referral, and results of laboratory and molecular tests. Using these data, the Analyst provides analysis and reporting in areas such as research, operational, quality measurement, trend management, utilization, patient information, and outcomes.
The Biomedical Informatics Analyst will develop an in-depth understanding of the data structures and analysis workflows within the client department as well as the ability to translate specifications into programming logic and algorithms, visualizations and reports.
In addition, the Analyst must have excellent communication skills and ability to engage and educate clients and other analysts within the community. The Analyst will be expected to support new projects, function independently within a fast-paced environment, work on several different projects/tasks concurrently and coordinate the effort with other I&A groups as needed. Assignments will include data collection, harmonization, and complex data analysis projects that can be multi-disciplinary. The Analyst will collaborate with the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) and Clinical Operations and Business Analytics (COBA) teams to address data requirements and build data architecture to support robust analytics reporting. The Analyst will work with a variety of tools (e.g., SAS, SQL, Excel, Oracle, Tableau, R, Python and/or Java) to access data, write queries, develop programming logic and algorithms, run reports, and manipulate and analyze large datasets to meet DFCI needs.
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.
Provide quantitative/qualitative data analysis and reporting support to I&A clients with a focus on Pediatric Oncology in areas related to research, clinical research and operations.
Collaborate and coordinate efforts with I&A's Enterprise Data Warehouse and Clinical Operations & Business Analytics teams to ensure consistency of analytics process and proper data access and stewardship, as well as with other I&A and Pediatrics groups, as appropriate for support and implementation of analytics across teams.
Utilize business intelligence tools to create reports and dashboards that can be used for research analytics and that can be operationalized as necessary.
Serve as a technical expert for compiling, cleaning, manipulating, and analyzing data related to assigned projects.
Write and develop complex, iterative and multi-part reports and prepare summaries of important points.
Must be comfortable documenting project and data requirements, reporting, analytics, and visualization processes.
Build and foster an institute-wide analytic community of practice by training, educating and bringing together analysts, data stewards, business stewards and analytics consumers.
Perform other similar and related duties as required or directed.
Bachelor's or Master's degree or equivalent in Statistics, Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics, Bioinformatics, or a related field.
Minimum of one year of relevant work experience in a biomedical research or a healthcare environment. Experience in neuro-oncology, pediatric oncology, or a related cancer field is a plus.
Must be able to function independently as well as in team settings in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities.
Must have superior interpersonal and communication skills to work and communicate effectively with all levels of internal and external staff.
Requires superior computer skills, i.e. MS Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word and data mining techniques.
Experience developing reports with a business intelligence tool such as Tableau.
Programming abilities, statistical training, and software skills (e.g. SAS, R, Python) are required.
ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of data storage platforms including Microsoft SQL, Excel, and Access
Experience in SQL server, MySQL or Oracle; able to use relational databases and program independently in at least one system
Comfortable with manipulating data, extracting desired information perform data analysis and troubleshooting data integrity issues
Prior experience with a business intelligence tool, such as Tableau, QlikView, or Microstrategy
Experience in statistical analysis in at least one programming language including SAS, R, Stata or other
Comfortable using a programming language to manipulate and analyze biomedical data. Must be able to develop coding and table templates for preparing, processing and analyzing data
Comfortable learning new software tools
Competent with Microsoft Office tools (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio, Sharepoint, Teams, etc.)
Able to explore data independently
Able to self-check and ensure accuracy of all reports before delivering results to clients
Proven ability to design and develop reports
Solid oral and written communication skills
Must be able to function as part of project teams while also independently managing multiple priorities
Must be very flexible in coordinating complex activities that are often subject to rapid or extensive changes and be able to prioritize urgent requests
Exceptional service orientation
Ability to motivate and inspire others in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
Ability to effectively manage client and partner expectations
Willingness to invest in understanding diverse stakeholder cultures, motivations and practices to enable consensus-based solutions
Strong sense of balance and ethics, ability to consistently represent the interests and mission of the DFCI and act on behalf of current and future patients
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.
Internal Number: 2020-20678
About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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.