Junior Bioinformatics Software Engineer

Job Locations USA-NY-New York
Posted Date 1 day ago(3/30/2020 11:26 AM)
Requisition ID
Research - Other

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

MSK is seeking a Bioinformatics Software Engineer to join the Computational Oncology Service in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.


Working in a team, the Bioinformatics Software Engineer will develop software to support leading edge, large scale research efforts in computational oncology 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 developers in three key areas: data analysis workflows in high performance computing systems (including cloud), database engineering, and data visualization. The Bioinformatics Software Engineer will employ software development best practices in a small team-based setting, contributing to software design, implementation, testing, and documentation.

You Will:

  • Work and collaborate with researchers and software engineers to design, build, and deploy interactive, real-time data visualization dashboards on high volume genomic data using ReactJS and Node.js
  • Design and build databases for the data underlying the data visualizations, writing efficient algorithms to index and query the data, and ensuring the integrity of the data
  • Establish and maintain continuous integration and continuous deployment workflows of databases and dashboards on premise and cloud-based infrastructures
  • Implement and follow best practices in software development, code versioning, software testing and deployment
  • Take part in technical discussion including but not limited to code reviews and build/release management

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
  • 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

You Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and at least 1 year of related experience
  • Experience with one or more of the following: Javascript, Python
  • Familiarity with databases (SQL or NoSQL)
  • Familiarity with git, svn, or another version control system
  • Experience with Javascript (ReactJS) and Elasticsearch 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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