Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Bioinformatics Software Engineer I in New York, New York

Bioinformatics Software Engineer I

Job Posting Number: 16450


New York,NY

September 29, 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 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.

We are looking for a Bioinformatics Software Engineer (Full Stack) to support the cBioPortal for Cancer Genomics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center ( at ). The cBioPortal is a highly successful tool that supports the CMO as well as thousands of cancer researchers and clinicians around the globe. To take the cBioPortal to the next level and to transition it towards use in the clinic, we are looking to expand its analysis and visualization options .

You are:

  • Enthusiastic about solving problems in biology and cancer genomics, and their clinical applications.

  • A software engineer who understands all layers (front- and back-end) of web development and have a genuine interest in the latest software technology.

  • Someone who thrives in a dynamic environment with changing priorities.

  • A person who enjoys working in a team, is self motivated, and can solve problems independently.

  • Able to learn new technologies and programming languages as needed.

You will:

  • Work closely with cancer researchers and clinicians to translation research problem and clinical needs into software solutions.

  • Work closely with team members, engineers from other institutes, and open source community developers to refactor or extend the cBioPortal front- and back-end codebase to support evolving analysis or visualization needs.

  • Design new interactive features, taking them quickly from prototype to production.

  • Rapidly troubleshoot and solve problems with existing software systems.

  • Participate in a development team which continually seeks to increase performance and is open to adopting new software engineering techniques and practices towards this goal.

You Have:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics or related field and 3+ years of software development experience, or a master’s degree with 1+ year of experience

  • Web application development experience

  • Experience with JQuery, AJAX, HTML, and CSS

  • Experience with Java, C/C++, or Python

  • Experience developing in teams using Git/GitHub or other source code control systems

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s or Ph.D degree in Bioinformatics with emphasis on engineering

  • Experience with HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript visualization libraries such as D3.js, front-end framework such as React or Angular

  • Experience with server-side web frameworks such as Java/Spring/Hibernate, Python/Django, Ruby/Rails etc

  • User interface design knowledge

  • Experience with Agile software development and participating in a Scrum team

  • Prior involvement or interest in bioinformatics or cancer genomics domain

MSKCC offers an excellent salary and comprehensive benefits. 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

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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