Scientific Data Curator, MSK MIND

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 30th 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 2019, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2019. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

MSK has initiated a unique and transformative data-driven research initiative, named MSK MIND, to unlock features in imaging, genomics, and electronic medical record data that will better predict patient outcomes and ultimately be translated to improved patient care. The MSK MIND program will accomplish this by creating a data platform for deep large-scale multi-modal data integration for research and development.

 

We're looking for a Scientific Data Curator to help accomplish MSK MIND’s mission by providing support in the integration of diverse and large scale data that will enable advanced clinical analytics on the MSK MIND platform. Here's what you need to know about the role, our team, and why joining MSK is the right next step in your career.

What You’ll Do:

In this role, you'll work closely with research and data production teams to support data ingestion, curation, and integration of oncology data. Reporting to the Data Engineering team, you'll be responsible for assisting with the development of data capture forms and feasibility tests, and working alongside other team members on ways to improve the workflow of data acquisition. Our team is a multi-disciplinary group where you’ll be working with software and data engineers, data scientists, clinicians, and biologists. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in biology, data management, as well as software engineering and data analysis.

You will:

Work with the engineering team to:

  • Support the MSK MIND infrastructure for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources
  • Monitor ongoing data quality and analysis results
  • Co-develop requirements for tools to support data ingest, ETL and dashboarding
  • Perform basic quality control of data including tests for data integrity after ETL; test usability of the data during product prototyping

Work with the clinical teams to:

  • Coordinate data curation and submission efforts to the MSK MIND platform
  • Assist with data manipulation and formatting to fit our data models
  • Translate and document key components of data submissions that make for streamlined ETL processes
  • Track, manage, and analyze data submissions made by clinical teams
  • Accelerate the data ingestion process by assisting in automating data curation processes

Work with the advanced analytics research team to:

  • Assist in preparing datasets for their research needs and publication
  • Translate their goals into data workflows that will assist data engineers design process
  • Identify relevant information in clinical databases
  • Assist in other data initiatives at MSK

You are:

  • Enthusiastic about solving problems in cancer research and their clinical applications.
  • Eager to learn and apply new technologies and ideas to benefit the entire organization.
  • A person who enjoys working in a team and coaching other team members.

You have:

  • Master in biomedical engineering, bioinformatics, molecular biology, or genomics (or equivalent) with at least two years of work experience.
  • Biomedical data curation experience
  • Deep knowledge in at least one of the fields of biology, imaging, and genomics
  • Experience in handling clinical data such as radiology and pathology reports, medical
  • Experience with shell scripting in a Linux environment
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral)
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team

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.

 

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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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