Software Engineer -OncoKB at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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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.

 

Please note that effective July 1, 2021, MSK will require 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

The mission of the Center for Molecular Oncology (CMO) is to promote precision oncology through genomic analysis to guide the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients. The CMO brings together clinicians and scientists throughout MSK to conduct large-scale translational research involving molecular characterization of patient tumor specimens in order to identify correlations between genomic features and clinical outcomes.

 

We are looking for a Software Engineer (Full-Stack) to support the precision oncology database OncoKB at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. OncoKB is used at MSK to annotate genomic variants in more than 1000 patient sequencing reports every month as well as thousands of patients in retrospective cohorts by cancer researchers worldwide. The OncoKB software suite has been developed in house at MSK since 2013; it includes a curation interface that supports content curation, a public website (oncokb.org) that hosts more than 1000 daily user visits worldwide, as well as a database and API that support real-time annotation of genomic variants identified in cancer patients. To better support clinical decisions and cancer research, we are looking for an additional software engineer to join our team to improve all these components of the OncoKB software suite. 

You are:

  • A software engineer who understands all layers (front- and back-end) of web development and has a genuine interest in the latest software technology.
  • Enthusiastic about solving problems in biology and cancer genomics, and their clinical applications.
  • Someone who thrives in a dynamic environment with changing priorities.
  • A person who enjoys working in a team, is self-motivated, and can solve problems independently.
  • Able to learn new technologies and programming languages as needed.

You will:

  • Work closely with cancer researchers and clinicians to translate research problems and clinical needs into software solutions.
  • Work closely with other software engineers, scientists, and clinicians to extend the OncoKB front- and back-end codebase to support evolving analysis or curation needs.
  • Design new interactive features, taking them quickly from prototype to production.
  • Rapidly troubleshoot and solve problems with existing software systems.
  • Participate in a development team that continually seeks to increase performance and is open to adopting new software engineering techniques and practices towards this goal.

You Have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics or related field
  • Web application development experience
  • Experience with HTML5, CSS
  • Experience with Java
  • Experience with databases, such as MySQL and MongoDB
  • Experience with shell scripting
  • Experience developing in teams using Git/GitHub or other source code control systems

Nice to have:

  • 1+ years of software development experience, or a master’s degree
  • Experience with front-end frameworks such as React
  • Experience with server-side web frameworks such as SpringBoot
  • Experience with Python
  • Experience with cloud deployment using kubernetes and docker
  • User interface design knowledge
  • Experience with Agile software development and participating in a Scrum team
  • Prior contribution to open source projects
  • Prior involvement or interest in bioinformatics or cancer genomics domain

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
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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