• Bioinformatics Engineer II / Computational Research Scientist (Genomics)

    Job Locations USA-NY-New York
    Posted Date 5 days ago(10/17/2019 12:31 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Information Technology
  • 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 a developer with a creative and analytical mind to join Sloan Kettering Institute’s Single Cell Research Initiative (SCRI). The team’s goal is to develop cutting-edge algorithms to interpret the flood of data emerging from single-cell technologies in order to explore questions in tumor heterogeneity, metastasis and the tumor-immune environment. If you would rather apply your superb programming and analytical skills towards a cancer cure than to finance and shopping carts, our dynamic multi-disciplinary team is the place for you.


    We collect big biological data, primarily from multi-dimensional single-cell technologies such as single-cell RNA sequencing and high-parameter imaging. You will implement algorithms that process, integrate and visualize the multiple data types, allowing data scientists, biologists and clinicians to interact with and interpret the data. A key focus is the single-cell profiling of patient samples, with the goal of improving immunotherapy and precision medicine. Join us if you can think innovatively and want to make an impact!

    As a Bioinformatics Software Engineer, you will:

    • Design and develop algorithms and software to process, normalize, organize, visualize and interpret data from multiple modalities, including from single-cell and imaging technologies
    • Design and implement novel machine learning algorithms to integrate genomics data collected from clinical cohorts
    • Implement new features, maintain and test existing SCRI code infrastructure
    • Evaluate and compare best practices for processing and analyzing different data types
    • Provide consultation, guidance and training to research scientists using SCRI tools


    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with 3+ years of programming experience
    • Bioinformatics/Genomics experience* familiar with concepts, terminologies, software used everyday in the field
    • Experience with designing large software tools and writing efficient code
    • Proficiency in the testing process; ability to debug and modify code
    • Analytical, reasoning, mathematical and problem-solving skills to develop algorithms
    • Advanced knowledge of algorithms and statistics
    • Knowledge of Python, C and Java
    • Familiarity with Jupyter Notebooks
    • Proficiency working in a Linux environment
    • Proficiency working with Git workflows

    Desirable qualifications:

    • PhD in Math, Physics, or Computer Science is desirable 
    • Big plus if experienced in machine learning
    • Big plus if experienced with bioinformatics tools (BWA, STAR, GATK, samtools, IGV, …)
    • Big plus if experienced with workflow frameworks (e.g. WDL, CWL)
    • Big plus if experienced with cloud computing (e.g. AWS, GCP, Azure) and HPC environment (using LSF/SGE/SLURM)
    • Familiarity with image analysis and microscopy



    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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