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Computational Biologist - Center for Molecular Oncology

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, Iowa, US
Closing date
Oct 23, 2021

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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:

We Are!

The Berger laboratory is a group of experimental and computational scientists dedicated to the characterization of genetic mutations in human tumors in order to identify biomarkers of cancer progression and drug response. Using massively parallel next-generation DNA and RNA sequencing, the lab is developing and applying methods to profile individual patient-derived specimens including tumor tissue and circulating tumor DNA for somatic base mutations and other genomic aberrations that may influence response to therapy.

We are thrilled to be looking for an outstanding Computational Biologist with a curiosity about performing computational oncology research with questions centered around understanding the patients' tumors, their responses to treatment and mechanisms of disease progression. The candidate will work well with and learn from investigators with expertise in computational biology, genomic technologies, molecular pathology, and clinical oncology.

You Are!

Committed to applying genomic techniques for clinical benefit.

Highly organized and self-directed scientist who enjoys working in a team, can manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and can solve problems independently.

Experienced in both experimental and computational cancer genomic methodologies.

Passionate about science with a desire to impact cancer and advance care for patients.

You Will:

Be an integral team meperforminguting hypothesis driven research in translational computational oncology.

Directly collaborate with clinical and translational researchers to address key clinical and biological questions.

Perform data analysis and interpretation for molecular profiling based clinical and research experiments.

Work with additional teams within the CMO in developing computational tools and methodologies to be widely used within the institution.

Present results and progress updates at lab meetings, CMO meetings, to collaborating clinicians/researchers and outside conferences (if desired).

Contribute to work that will be central to several major projects for which co-authorship is encouraged.

You Have:

Experience in cancer biology, genetics, computational biology, or a related field.

At least 2 years of experience in academic or corporate research.

Familiarity with fundamental concepts and background in cancer biology research

Hands-on experience managing, curating and analyzing large biological datasets

Working knowledge and application of basic statistics in biological data analysis

Familiarity with genomics pipelines and standard methodologies of analyzing next generation sequencing data (WES, WGS or RNA-seq, etc)

Knowledge of bioinformatics concepts, methods, and tools.

Ability to solve sophisticated problems individually and as part of a team.

Strong interpersonal and troubleshooting abilities, attention to detail and accuracy, and outstanding oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

MS or PhD in cancer biology, genetics, computational biology, or a related field.

Extensive experience in cancer biology and cancer genomic analysis.

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.


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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