The new Data Science Group created at the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) of the National Cancer Institute in 2019 is opening programmer/analyst positions in software development for research projects. DCEG is involved in long-term cohort studies, both national and international, that involve hundreds of thousands of participants*. The data types are constantly evolving and range from genomics and digital pathology to environmental and behavioral signals. The technology landscape is evolving just as fast, with wearable sensing, consumer-facing health services and AI creating entirely new opportunities to research and develop Precision Prevention of Cancer. Accordibngly self-directed and community-driven carreer advancement plays a major role in the configuration of these positions. The candidates selected will be invited to contribute to hackathons such as cloud4bio.github.io.
* Candidates selected will play a key role in defining the data-intensive computational landscape defined by three of the newest cohort studies: dceg.cancer.gov/research/who-we-study/cohorts/connect, dceg.cancer.gov/confluence, dceg.cancer.gov/research/cancer-types/lung/sherlock-lung-study.