Senior Computational Biologist 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

The mission of CMO Computational Sciences (CCS) is to innovate new computational science that accelerates discovery in, and the practice of, molecular-driven cancer medicine. This team of experienced computational biologists catalyze institution-wide collaborative science in translational genomics. Projects focus on immunogenomics, correlative genomics in early-phase clinical trials, evolutionary analysis of disease, mutant allele discovery and validation, disease-specific and pan-cancer studies, precision disease model genomics, novel methods development, the interface of inherited and somatic genetics, the development of complex genetic signatures, and new prognostic and therapeutic biomarkers.

 

You Are:

  • Capable of building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions
  • A good decision-maker, with shown success at making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward
  • Able to work effectively in an environment notable for complex, sometimes contradictory information
  • Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances
  • Adept at planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational needs
  • Adept at building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives and goals
  • An effective communicator, capable of resolving how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding
  • Resilient in recovering from setbacks and skilled at finding detours around obstacles
  • Able to operate effectively, even when things are not clear or the way forward is not obvious
  • Adept at learning quickly, applying insights from past efforts to new situations

To be considered for a Computational Biologist II, you need:

  • Masters of Science in cancer biology, genetics, computational biology, or a related discipline.
  • At least three years of experience in academic or corporate research.
  • Outstanding academic record.
  • Strong computational and programming skills, including thorough experience with the following: UNIX environment, next-generation sequencing analysis packages (e.g., Samtools, GATK), advanced programming skills, statistical packages.
  • Knowledge of bioinformatics concepts, methods, and tools.
  • Familiarity with genomic data, tools, and databases.
  • Ability to solve complex problems individually and as part of a team.
  • Strong organizational and troubleshooting abilities, attention to detail and accuracy, and outstanding oral and written English communication skills.

To be considered for a Sr. Computational Biologist, you need:

  • Master’s, Ph.D., or equivalent in biological science, mathematics, physics, bioinformatics or related discipline with strong quantitative background. Proficiency with scientific computing software (Matlab, R) and scripting languages is required.
  • Solid programming skills and extensive research experience in the biological sciences. A thorough understanding and experience in statistics is strongly preferred.
  • Research experience in statistical genetics/genomics strongly preferred and a familiarity with next-generation sequence data and analysis tools is a plus.
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively; making necessary connections with experts in various biological and clinical groups.
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills; experience in delivering oral scientific presentations and writing scientific articles strongly preferred.

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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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