Postdoctoral Fellow, Computational & Systems Biology – Dey Lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Job Locations USA-NY-New York
Posted Date 6 months ago(9/6/2023 10:08 PM)
Requisition ID
Pay Range
$55,439 – $100,940

Pay Range

$55,439 – $100,940

Company Overview

The people of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) are united by a singular mission: ending cancer for life. Our specialized care teams provide personalized, compassionate, expert care to patients of all ages. Informed by basic research done at our Sloan Kettering Institute, scientists across MSK collaborate to conduct innovative translational and clinical research that is driving a revolution in our understanding of cancer as a disease and improving the ability to prevent, diagnose, and treat it. MSK is dedicated to training the next generation of scientists and clinicians, who go on to pursue our mission at MSK and around the globe. 


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Job Description

The Dey Lab in Computational & Systems Biology program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is seeking postdoctoral fellow in machine learning/artificial intelligence and applied statistics to lead inter-disciplinary collaborative projects in biological sciences supervised by Dr. Dey, in collaboration with Dr. Rahul Mazumder, MIT Sloan School of Management ( The candidate will work to 


--Develop and apply state-of-the-art local and global matrix completion approaches to omics data in the context of human diseases.   

--Build large scale neural network and graph-embedding models on biomedical and cancer knowledge graphs, with applications to predicting patient risk.  

--Work on multimodal diffusion and transformer-based language models to connect different modalities of genomic and genetic data.  


We welcome applications from candidates with an exceedingly strong quantitative background in computer science, statistics/biostatistics, computational biology, or other related domains. The applicant would be required to have prior experience working on machine learning, optimization, and AI models. The candidate must be proficient in computing, with expertise in Python and computing on GPUs. Prior background in biological sciences will be a plus, but not required 


The candidate’s primary affiliation will be with the Sloan Kettering Institute, MSKCC located on the Upper East Side of New York City. It is part of the vibrant Tri-Institutional Research campus adjacent to Rockefeller University and Weill Cornell Medical College. Sloan Kettering offers competitive postdoc salaries and convenient subsidized housing. The candidate will have regular meetings with Drs Dey and Mazumder and will also be working closely with collaborators from various consortia like ADSP, ENCODE, and IGVF. The candidate will also be working closely with the MSKCC AI/ML team to implement large-scale machine learning models.  


To apply, please send a CV, a brief cover letter outlining your interest, and names/contact information for three references to the following email addresses: 


Salary: $55,439 – 100,940 (depending on postgraduate experience) 



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