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Computational Biologist I - Cell-Free DNA (cfDNA) Informatics Team

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, Iowa, US
Closing date
Aug 27, 2021

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Academic / Research
Informatics / GIS
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Full time
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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 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.
Job Description
Are you passionate about working with a growing team of research, clinical and computational investigators developing cutting-edge diagnostic technologies in cancer genomics?
Then join us here at MSK, where we can provide you with the opportunity to make a difference with your career. We believe that this is an exciting role for someone who has the right background to be a part of our dynamic team and who wants to apply their skills to support our mission here!
The Cell-Free DNA (cfDNA) Informatics Team in the MSK Center for Molecular Oncology (CMO) is searching for a talented self-drivenComputational Biologistto build workflows, evaluate tools and analyze circulating tumor DNA sequencing data.
The CMO promotes precision oncology through genomic analysis to guide the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients. We bring together clinicians and scientists throughout Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to conduct large-scale translational research involving molecular characterization of patient tumor specimens in order to identify correlations between genomic features and clinical outcomes.
Under the supervision of the group leader, the Computational Biologist will work closely with members of the CMO Innovation lab, Molecular Diagnostics Service, and other CMO teams and research labs to build workflows, evaluate tools and perform analysis of data generated by the MSK-ACCESS assay, a comprehensive liquid biopsy test that offers noninvasive cancer genomic profiling and disease monitoring. It involves the deep sequencing of 129 key cancer-associated genes selected from MSK's solid tumor genomic-profiling assay, MSK-IMPACT™. MSK-ACCESS is designed to detect genetic alterations in cfDNA specimens such as blood and other body fluids.
You Will:
- Process and analyze data from high-throughput next-generation sequencing
- Design, develop, and operate software and databases as part of bioinformatics data processing and analysis system
- Be responsible for program design, coding, testing, debugging, and documentation
You Need:
- Bachelor's degree with 2-4 years of experience or Masters with less than 2 years' experience in biological science, mathematics, physics, bioinformatics or related field with strong quantitative background OR equivalent experience.
- Experience working with large numbers of samples and modern workflow management frameworks (Snakemake, Cromwell/CWL/WDL, NextFlow, etc) running on either HPC systems (e.g. using LSF) or on cloud services (e.g. AWS or GPC)
- Proficiency with scientific computing software (Python, R) and scripting languages
- Research experience in statistical genetics/genomics strongly preferred and familiarity with next-generation sequence data and analysis tools required
- Excellent oral and written communication skills; experience in delivering oral scientific presentations and writing scientific articles 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, 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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Job LocationsUSA-NY-New York
Posted Date3 months ago(5/14/2021 5:00 PM)
Requisition ID 2021-49899
Category Bioinformatics/Computational Biology
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