Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Bioinformatics Engineer (Innovation Lab) in New York, New York

Bioinformatics Engineer (Innovation Lab)

Job Posting Number: 14680

Research – Other

New York,NY

July 3, 2017

Company Overview:

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.

For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Details:

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is a world renowned organization dedicated to the progressive control and cure of cancer through programs of patient care, research, and education.

The mission of the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology (CMO) is to promote precision oncology through genomic analysis to guide the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients. The CMO brings together clinicians and scientists throughout MSKCC to conduct large-scale translational research involving molecular characterization of patient tumor specimens in order to identify correlations between genomic features and clinical outcomes.

The Innovation Laboratory within the CMO is a group of experimental and computational scientists dedicated to the creation and optimization of genomic assays for near-term clinical use. The goals of the Innovation Laboratory are to develop and validate genomic assays and associated computational pipelines for the molecular characterization of human tumors, to evaluate emerging technologies for potential clinical utility, to pilot them with clinical and translational investigators, and to work with clinical laboratories to ensure quality standards mandated by CLIA. Once established, these assays can be deployed to guide treatment decisions and direct patients to promising clinical trials. Active areas of research include isolating and sequencing of circulating cell-free DNA from plasma and other bodily fluids, optimization of DNA and RNA capture techniques, and single-cell genomics applications.

You are:

  • A software engineer committed to applying programming skills for research discovery and clinical benefit.

  • Interested in the analysis of large genomic datasets and the development of new clinical technologies.

  • Someone who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with changing priorities.

  • A person who enjoys working in a team, is self-motivated, can manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and can solve problems independently.

  • An excellent communicator.

You will:

  • Design, develop, integrate, and operate computational pipelines for the analysis of next-generation sequencing data.

  • Automate the calculation of performance metrics and genomic results from DNA sequencing experiments.

  • Contribute to a common code base for analysis of research and clinical sequencing data.

  • Troubleshoot computational methods and analyses.

  • Transform preliminary analysis scripts into robust and efficient code.

  • Perform large-scale projects and small custom tasks that span many classes of analysis problems.

  • Contribute to a team of translational researchers committed to improving the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

You have:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters or equivalent in computer science, bioinformatics, or mathematics

  • At least 2 years of software development

  • Thorough experience with Java

  • Advanced skills in Perl or Python

  • Experience with R

  • Experience with the UNIX/Linux environment and clustered computing

  • Strong organizational and troubleshooting abilities, attention to detail and accuracy, and outstanding communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior involvement in cancer genomics

  • Cloud computing experience

MSKCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

MSKCC offers an excellent salary and comprehensive benefits, including tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at http://www.mskcc.org/jobs and apply on-line.

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MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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