Computational Biologist II

Memorial Sloan Kettering
Grand Central, New York, US
Jun 04, 2021
Sep 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
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 will require 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.

We are searching for talented and highly motivated Computational Biologist to join our team.The candidate will have a master's degree in bioinformatics, and will be knowledgeable of next generation sequencing methods and data science analytical approaches. The computational biologist will be working closely with computational, clinical and research investigators to analyze next generation sequencing data (whole genome, targeted sequencing, RNA, single cell) derived from patient's tumors.

The Elli Papaemmanuil Lab is a collective of clinical, computational, molecular and mathematical research investigators with an interest to study the role of acquired mutations in cancer development and how these determine clinical phenotype and response to therapy. Our mission is to execute research that informs and moves clinical practices in oncology forward. We have strong expertise in genome profiling analysis proven track record on the development of high-throughput laboratory and analytical pipelines (bioinformatics and statistical) and integrate large and complex genomic datasets. We have formed a strong network of research and clinical collaborations, to pursue innovative studies in cancer research.

Our research supports correlative science research to study how the genetic profiles of patient's tumors define disease at presentation, response to therapy and disease progression. These analyses are guiding treatment decisions and the enrollment of patients onto clinical trials of novel targeted therapies. The candidate will be a become a key contributor to strategic research initiatives in the center, and those efforts will have direct impacts on patient care.

What you'll do:

  • Interface with collaborators to define experimental research aims and deliverables.
  • Process, analyze, and interpret next-generation sequencing data.
  • Monitor and evaluate analytical aspects of new and emerging technologies.
  • Deliver well annotated code and analysis.
  • Write scientific reports, prepare research results for publication.
  • Present scientific and technical data in research seminars and if desired conferences.
  • Ability to work independently in a multidisciplinary, fast-paced, and results-oriented environment.

Who you are:

  • Experience with bioinformatics, computational biology or related discipline.
  • Data science experience
  • Experience with next-generation sequencing platforms (RNA-seq, Exome, Panel Sequencing, WGS) , related analytical algorithms and analysis toolkits
  • Proficient in R and Python
  • Experience in Bioinformatics software development
  • IT process management, version control, and good coding practices
  • Experience with parallelized computing


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, openness, 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.

Our Hiring Process

You review the posting, agree it sounds like a great fit & apply ->Talent Acquisition contacts you to schedule a phone interview (if your profile aligns) -> after speaking with the Talent Acquisition Specialist, you will connect with the Hiring Manager by phone or video -> if your experience is a fit, you will move forward to a video call or on-site visit with the team -> post-interview feedback->ideally an offer! ->reference check & onboarding-> orientation & official welcome to MSK.


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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