• Senior Computational Biologist - Center for Molecular Oncology

    Job Locations USA-NY-New York
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/5/2019 12:01 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Allied Health - Biomedical Engineering
  • 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

    Are you passionate about working with an expanding team of research, clinical and computational investigators working in cancer genomics?


    Then join us here at MSK, where we can provide you with the opportunity to make a difference with your career. We believe that this is an exciting role for someone who has the right background to be apart of our dynamic team and who wants to apply their skills to support our mission here!


    The Center for Molecular Oncology (CMO) is searching for a talented self-driven Senior Computational Biologist with a strong interest in developing and applying bioinformatics methods to problems in translational cancer biology.


    The CMO promotes precision oncology through genomic analysis to guide the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients. We bring together clinicians and scientists throughout Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to conduct large-scale translational research involving molecular characterization of patient tumor specimens in order to identify correlations between genomic features and clinical outcomes.

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

    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
    • Able to work both independently and collaboratively; making necessary connections with experts in various biological and clinical groups

    You Need:

    • Master’s in biological science, mathematics, physics, bioinformatics or related discipline with a strong quantitative background and 2-4 years experience OR Ph.D. with 0-2 years experience
    • Experience working with large numbers of samples and modern workflow management frameworks (Snakemake, Cromwell/CWL/WDL, NextFlow, etc) running on either HPC systems (e.g. using LSF) or on cloud services (e.g. AWS or GPC)
    • Proficiency with scientific computing software (Python, R) and scripting languages
    • Research experience in statistical genetics/genomics strongly perferred and a familiarity with next-generation sequence data and analysis tools require 
    • Highly motivated with excellent oral and written English communication skills; experierence in delivering oral scientific presentations and writing scientific articles strongly preferred. 



    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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