Computational Biologist/Data Analyst (Single-Cell Genomics) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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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.
 
For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

We are seeking an individual with a creative and analytical mind to join Sloan Kettering Institute’s Single Cell Research Initiative (SCRI). The SCRI team accelerates biomedical discovery through the application of state-of-the-art algorithms to single-cell genomics datasets collected from patient data and from advanced mouse and organoid models of cancer. The individual will help to develop computational methods and apply them to the flood of cutting-edge data being generated at SCRI to explore questions of tumor heterogeneity, drug-resistance, tumor stem-cells, mechanism of immunotherapy, the emergence of metastasis and the tumor-immune environment. SCRI bioinformatics is embedded in the group of Dr. Dana Pe’er, a leader in single-cell data analysis, providing guidance and a highly stimulating intellectual environment for analytical methods development.

 

You should have a background in human biology with a minimum of some computer science and statistics courses, and you should be excited to learn how to apply sophisticated algorithms to big biological data at one of the top cancer research institutes in the world. Your implementation of processing and visualization algorithms will allow data scientists, biologists and clinicians to interact with and interpret the data. A key focus is the single-cell profiling of patient samples, with the goal of improving immunotherapy and precision medicine. Join us if you are eager to learn and want to make an impact!

 

You will:

  • Implement, apply, and evaluate methods to process, normalize, organize and visualize single-cell sequencing data.
  • Provide initial analysis and biological interpretation of data
  • Prepare Python notebooks for interactive engagement with the data
  • Provide consultation, guidance and training to research scientists using SCRI tools

 

You have: 

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with core biology and computer science courses
  • Analytical, reasoning, statistical, mathematical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with biologists
  • Knowledge of programming language, preferably Python

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with high-throughput sequencing data
  • Programming experience (data analysis pipelines, high-performance computing)

*Flexible on start date: any time during summer 2020 

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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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Location

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
Happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
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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