Mid-Sr Computational Biologist - Innovation Lab

Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Science

United States

November 11, 2021


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. We're treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

MSK requires all new hires, volunteers, and vendors who come onsite to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. This is based on the COVID-19 vaccines' high level of protection and our shared responsibility in protecting our patients.

Job Details

The Innovation Laboratory within the CMO is a group of experimental and computational scientists dedicated to the creation and optimization of genomic assays for near-term clinical use. Active areas of research include ultra-deep sequencing of circulating cell-free DNA from plasma and other bodily fluids, optimization of DNA and RNA capture techniques, molecular profiling of challenging clinical samples (FFPE tissue, small biopsies, cytological specimens), integration of somatic and germline genomics, novel biomarker discovery, proteogenomics, and applications of multi-omic data integration.

We are searching for outstanding Computational Scientist with a curiosity about developing and applying bioinformatic quantitative methods to problems in translational cancer biology. We are seeking someone to have a focus on and dedication to translational science, be an innovative thinker, outstanding communicator, enjoy working with an interdisciplinary team, and bring intellectual and analytical processes to their work.

You Are!
  • Capable of building collaborative relationships and working with others to meet shared objectives and goals
  • A good decision-maker, with proven success at making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward
  • Effective at working when presented with sophisticated and sometimes contradictory information
  • Able to consistently achieve results, even during fast paced circumstances
  • Organized and can prioritize work to meet commitments aligned with interpersonal priorities
  • An effective communicator capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and carrying out communications based on that understanding
  • Able to recover from setbacks and skilled at finding detours around obstacles
  • A quick learner, and able to apply insights from past efforts to new situations
  • You Will!
  • Work in concert with the Innovation team to provide support to research projects
  • Design, develop, and implement software tools for processing and analyzing high-throughput next-generation sequencing data
  • Provide one-on-one consultation and training to research scientists, bioinformatics scientists, and software engineers at the Center in the use of bioinformatics software tools and databases
  • Conduct independent analysis and interpretation of genomic and other multi-omic data generated by the group
  • Help facilitate collaborations and research opportunities with scientists and clinicians at MSK
  • You Need:
  • Experienced in biological science, physics, applied mathematics, computer science, bioinformatics, or a related field
  • Solid programming skills and proficiency with scientific computing software (Matlab, R) and scripting languages – a detailed understanding and experience in statistics
  • Experience in statistical genetics/genomics and a familiarity with next- generation sequence data and analysis tools
  • To work both independently and collaboratively and make vital connections with experts in various biological and clinical groups
  • To be highly motivated with excellent oral and writing communication skills – experience in delivering oral scientific presentations and writing scientific articles is strongly preferred
  • Benefits

    Competitive compensation packages Sick Time Generous Vacation + 12 holidays to recharge & refuel Internal Career Mobility & Performance Consulting Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA & Dependent Care 403b retirement savings plan match Tuition Reimbursement Parental Leave & Adoption Assistance Commuter Spending Account Fitness Discounts & Wellness Program Resource Networks Life Insurance & Disability Remote Flexibility

    We believe in communication, transparency, and thinking beyond your 8-hour day @ MSK. It's important to us that you have a sense of impact, community, and work/life balance to be and feel your best.

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