Computational Biologist Sr. II (MSK MIND AI Scientist)

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.

Job Description

Are you a machine learning / artificial intelligence scientist who strives to tackle the major contemporary challenges facing cancer research scientists and clinicians? Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) has initiated a unique and transformative data-driven research endeavor to unlock features in imaging, molecular and clinical data that will better predict patient outcomes and ultimately be translated to improved patient care. As a significant component of cancer research has firmly moved into the realm of the quantitative sciences, interdisciplinary collaborations between clinicians, molecular biologists and you now underpin modern scientific advances. The MSK MIND AI Scientists are exceptional data and computational scientists to develop and apply contemporary computing techniques to synthesize high dimensional and disparate measurements of the complex biological system that is a cancer.

 

Join our team at MSK and embrace the opportunity to tackle new analytical challenges with unprecedented high volume clinically annotated complex and multi-modal datasets, while impacting health care with advances for cancer patients. Our initial program is targeting lung, breast, colorectal, ovarian, blood, and pediatric cancer, synthesize and perform biomarker discovery and patient stratification using data from thousands of highly curated and annotated clinical records linking to our vast next-generation sequencing initiative (MSK-IMPACT), digital pathology, flow cytometry and radiology image archives.

 

Aligned with MSK’s core mission of “To lead in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of cancer through programs of excellence in research, education, outreach, and cost-effective patient care”, the MSK MIND initiative will advance excellence in computational research within the MSK data ecosystem to drive discovery. MSK MIND is a new division of Computational Oncology and is searching for talented self-driven computational and statistical scientists to advance our research objectives.

You Will:

  • Develop and/or apply novel research methodology to perform feature extraction, multi-sensor data fusion and clustering and classification on imaging, genomic, and clinical data sets at scale.
  • Advance and execute hypothesis driven research by collaborating with clinical and biological scientists.
  • Collaborate with data engineers to design, development, and implementation of open source software and data solutions optimized for discovery based research.
  • Write and prepare scientific manuscripts for publication in journals and present scientific results in conferences
  • Participate in fostering a new branch of academic research in Computational Oncology at MSK through journal clubs, work in progress sessions, and mentoring of graduate students.
  • Liaise with and collaborate with academic and industry partners in biotech, health data, and big tech

You Are:

  • A science-focused individual with motivation and track record of advancing computational and/or domain specific research questions
  • Attracted to large-scale data sets and quantitatively driven solutions and conclusions
  • Interested in methodology for analysis of complex multi-modal data sets
  • A strong communicator and willing collaborator with a team-oriented mindset required to effectively collaborate with clinicians, biologists and engineers
  • Able to work effectively in a dynamic environment and adapt to occasional shifts in priorities

You Have:

  • Ph.D. in computer science, statistics, bioinformatics, computational biology, engineering or equivalent
  • Expert understanding of principles behind contemporary computational and mathematical techniques such as deep learning for computer vision (image classification (e.g., CNN) and segmentation (e.g., Mask RCNN) algorithms ), variational autoencoders, Bayesian approaches, and probabilistic graphical models
  • Experience in at least one of: image analysis, genomic analysis, clinical and health data analysis, natural language processing, multisensor data fusion
  • (Desired) experience in computing in big data infrastructure and cloud computing environments
  • A track record of publication in conference proceedings or academic journals or equivalent track record in industry
  • Programming skills, in particular Python and deep learning frameworks (e.g., PyTorch and TensorFlow)

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.

 

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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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1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065

What are Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Perks + Benefits

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Benefits Overview

At MSK, we are invested in the health and well-being of our employees and their dependents. We offer a comprehensive and flexible benefits package, so you can choose what’s best for you and your family. MSK shares the cost of the plans with you, and your share depends on your plan elections and salary band.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
MSK offers a robust array of health and wellness plans. Medical coverage is offered through Empire, Aetna, and Oxford. Wellness programs are usually at no cost to you.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
MSK partners with TIAA to offer a robust retirement savings plan with fund investment via Vanguard.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
MSK provides Bright Horizons backup child and elder care and [email protected] network.
Generous Parental Leave
MSK is proud to offer our paid parental leave, which offers six weeks of fully paid time off to bond with a newborn or newly adopted or placed foster child.
Flexible Work Schedule
MSK offers flexible work arrangements
Adoption Assistance
MSK recognizes the need for innovative solutions that maximize productivity without sacrificing employee well-being, family relationships, and personal life.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
At MSK, we recognize that our employees dedicate their whole selves to their work and need appropriate time off to recharge and refuel.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Transit spending account and parking spending account
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Fitness guidance and fitness center discounts
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
The Tuition Assistance Program provides financial assistance to help employees further their education, enhance their skills and knowledge, and improve their ability to face future challenges at MSK.
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