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Computational Biologist

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, Iowa, US
Closing date
Nov 28, 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 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 Description:

Are you a computational biologist with a fascination for genomics? Eager to use your computational and data analysis skills to explore new data types? Join us and work at the groundbreaking of cancer research!

The Shah Lab is looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Senior Computational Biologist to join our team! We are an interdisciplinary team of bioinformatics scientists, molecular biologists, and software engineers motivated to improve the lives of cancer patients and advance the fields of molecular and computational cancer biology.

We are looking for someone to help develop and apply analytical methods to single-cell sequencing, whole-genome sequencing, and clinical data produced by large-scale research efforts in our lab and through our collaborations across MSK.

In addition, you will exploit innovative analysis methods, develop new methods and analyses, implement data quality control procedures, and train junior bioinformatics in those procedures. This is a rare opportunity to work with external collaborators and researchers within our group, gathering requirements for new research questions and providing an interpretation of results produced by production pipelines and bespoke analyses.

You Will:

Develop software to help drive forward our groups pioneering work in single-cell genomics

Dive deeply into sequencing datasets and ask novel and clinically relevant questions

Critique results and diagnose issues with new analyses

Continue to research new developments in the field of computational biology and bioinformatics in order to apply these methods to new data sets

Work and collaborate with researchers to answer novel questions in cancer genomics

Train junior analysts to run pipelines and perform routine analyses and quality control

You Are:

Intrinsically motivated to develop software that will advance science and contribute to a positive societal impact

Someone with a deep fascination for molecular and cell biology

Excited by new datasets and the opportunity to look at data in new ways

Detail-oriented, able to identify anomalies in data and quickly uncover the source of those anomalies

Capable of building strong collaborative relationships and delivering research-centric solutions

A good decision-maker, with proven success at making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward

Resilient in recovering from setbacks and skilled at finding detours around obstacles

Adept at learning quickly, applying insights from past efforts to new situation

You Have:

Master's or PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or Computer Science with emphasis on applications in molecular biology, or an equivalent level of non-academic experience

Experience with Linux

Experience with Python or R

Experience working with high throughput sequence data (preferred)

Familiarity with git and experience working collaboratively on a codebase

Please also provide a link to Github or code sample - we look forward to reviewing!

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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