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

Bioinfo Software Engineer

Job Posting Number: 23753

Allied Health – Biomedical Engineering

New York,NY

June 29, 2018

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 28th 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 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Details:

Working independently, will oversee software development and applied informatics in Computational Oncology. Supervising a team, will provide support to research projects at the Center by designing, developing, and implementing software tools and applications for processing and analyzing high-throughput biomedical and clinical data. In addition, will provide technical strategic direction to implement innovative and leading edge solutions for promoting and supporting research excellence in Computational Oncology.

Bioinformatics Software Engineer V (3 positions):

Job Details:

MSK is seeking 3 Bioinformatics Software Engineers to join the Comp Onc Program in the Dept of Epi Bio.

Working independently, the Bioinformatics Software Engineer will develop software to support leading edge, large scale research efforts in computational biology including genomics, imaging and clinical data analysis and interpretation. Motivated by contributing meaningfully to contemporary progress in cancer research driven by advances in computing and data, we are seeking talented, highly skilled engineers with experience developing robust, enterprise level contemporary software systems. We are recruiting experts in three key areas: data analysis workflows in high performance computing systems (including cloud), database engineering, and data visualization. The Bioinformatics Software Engineers will articulate requirements, plan and implement development cycles, take responsibility for testing and quality assurance, develop documentation and will ensure timely delivery of progress in coordination with research scientists, other senior/junior Bioinformatics Software Engineers in the team, and the principal investigators. May supervise small teams of junior developers.

You Will:

  • Process and analyze data from high-throughput next-generation sequencing

  • Design, develop, and operate software and databases as part of bioinformatics data processing and analysis system

  • Responsible for program design, coding, testing, debugging, and documentation

  • Provide consultation and guidance to research scientists, as well as other bioinformatics and software engineers, at the Center

  • Lead projects and collaborate with computational and bioinformatics scientists to develop tools to build upon and answer research questions

  • Train researchers in the use of computational and bioinformatics tools and develop training module

You Are:

  • Capable of building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions

  • A good decision-maker, with proven success at making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward

  • Able to work effectively in an environment notable for complex, sometimes contradictory information

  • Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances

  • Adept at planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational

  • Adept at building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives and goals

  • An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding

  • Resilient in recovering from setbacks and skilled at finding detours around obstacles

  • Able to operate effectively, even when things are not clear or the way forward is not obvious

  • Adept at learning quickly, applying insights from past efforts to new situation

To be considered for Bioinformatics Software Engineer V, you need:

  • PhD. and 2-4 years of related experience

  • Master’s Degree and 4-7 years of related experience or BS with 7-10 yrs of experience

  • Cross-disciplinary and strong analytic skills, as well as broad experience with bioinformatics methods, software and computer programming languages are essential


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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