Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Bioinformatics Specialist

YesterdayNew York, NY

Company Overview

The people of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) are united by a singular mission: ending cancer for life. Our specialized care teams provide personalized, compassionate, expert care to patients of all ages. Informed by basic research done at our Sloan Kettering Institute, scientists across MSK collaborate to conduct innovative translational and clinical research that is driving a revolution in our understanding of cancer as a disease and improving the ability to prevent, diagnose, and treat it. MSK is dedicated to training the next generation of scientists and clinicians, who go on to pursue our mission at MSK and around the globe. One of the world’s most respected comprehensive centers devoted exclusively to cancer, we have been recognized as one of the top two cancer hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report for more than 30 years.


In compliance with applicable State regulatory authorities, COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory for all MSK staff. Staff are considered fully vaccinated upon completion of a primary vaccination series for COVID-19 (i.e., one dose of a single dose vaccine or a final dose of a multi-dose vaccine series). Exceptions from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement are permitted for those who request and receive an approved medical or fully remote exemption.  Requests for medical exemption can take up to two weeks to review. Vaccination or an approved medical exemption is required to start work.


*Staff working at a MSK New Jersey location must be up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, which includes having completed the primary COVID-19 vaccination series and booster once eligible as mandated by New Jersey State. All New Jersey staff not yet eligible for a booster must receive a booster within 3 weeks of becoming eligible as a condition of continued employment at MSK.



Note: Individuals are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster two months after completion of a primary vaccination series for COVID-19.  Because vaccine-induced immunity can wane over time, MSK continues to strongly urge all staff to get a COVID-19 booster as soon as they become eligible to maintain their protective immunity for a longer period.

Job Description

Join our team in making a difference! You will collaborate on projects involving our team, Harvard School of Public Health, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and AstraZeneca to identify genes predisposing to aggressive cancer subtypes. You will be a core team member working with other faculty, students, and postdocs and will be responsible for the analysis of large-scale cancer germline and tumor next-generation sequencing and microarray data sets. This position will involve building algorithms and some software development. Existing bioinformatics pipelines as part of the CGRL/Niehaus Center will need to be run and updated as per current trends.


You will!

  • Develop, benchmark, and implement novel analysis approaches and software
  • Maintain, modify, and version track in-house code and pipelines and containerization of workflow
  • Analyze sequencing data using established workflows; assist in statistical analysis of large sequencing and genotyping datasets in diverse cancer cohorts
  • Assist in the management of internal data as well as aggregate large externally available data sets including public and dbGAP resources
  • Document progress and updates using JIRA and SOPs on Confluence

You have!

  • MS degree in bioinformatics, computer science, biology, biochemistry, or a related field
  • Excellent programming skills in CLI, Python, Unix shell scripting, and WDL
  • Expertise in germline and tumor sequencing
  • Experience working in a high-performance computing environment or cloud computing
  • Team oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to multitask on projects as well as produce results in a timely fashion with limited supervision




Are you ready to learn more about our Benefits?


Pay Range: $65,400.00-$101,300.00


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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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Client-provided location(s): New York, NY, USA
Job ID: 428266315

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA With Employer Contribution
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
    • On-site/Nearby Childcare
  • Work Flexibility
    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Snacks
    • Company Outings
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Paid Vacation
    • Personal/Sick Days
  • Financial and Retirement
    • 401(K)
  • Professional Development
    • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program

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