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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Bioinformatics Software Engineer (The Timothy Chan Lab) in New York, New York

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 Description

We are seeking aBioinformatics Software Engineerto help develop IOExplorer, an analytics web application that will allow the broader medical community access to the data being generated at The Immunogenomics and Precision Oncology Platform (IPOP).

The IPOP is a newly established program dedicated to developing precision immunotherapy at MSK. The program's goal is to use state-of-the-art approaches to unravel the molecular determinants of response to immunotherapy and to optimize immunotherapeutics such as immune checkpoint inhibitors and neoantigen-based vaccines using large scale analyses.

You Are:

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

  • A good decision-maker, with shown 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 figuring out 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

Does this sound like you? Then you should apply.

You Will:

  • Develop, deploy, and be the head engineer of IOExplorer, an analytic web application for cancer immunotherapy, one of the most promising areas in cancer research.

  • Work closely with other developers, bioinformaticians, and experimental biologists in a dynamic and exciting academic environment at the nexus of cancer biology, computer science, statistics and clinical research to sketch out requirements for IOExplorer

  • Develop novel analytical and visualization tools for immunotherapy related data, especially data related to T-cell sequencing.

  • Curate immunotherapy related datasets generated from outside institutions

You Need:

  • Bachelors degree in a scientific, engineering, or mathematical discipline with 2+ years of programming experience or Masters degree with 0-2 years of programming experience

  • Experience with Python, React/Redux, JavaScript, CSS, and HTML

  • Relational databases (e.g. Oracle, MySQL, Postgres) and/or modern noSQL database systems.

  • Experience with MongoDB

  • Experience with Docker

  • Experience deploying an application to AWS

  • Experience with Git

  • Experience with R/Bioconductor experience

  • Experience with / Plotly Dash

  • Experience with Flask

  • Experience with CircleCI


  • Basic knowledge of biology

  • Knowledge of bioinformatics algorithms, statistics, and software tools Prior experience with analyzing “omics” data (RNA-seq, Whole-exome)



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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Requisition ID2019-30599

CategoryAllied Health - Biomedical Engineering

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