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 27th 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 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is a world renowned organization dedicated to the progressive control and cure of cancer through programs of patient care, research, and education.
The mission of the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis 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 MSKCC to conduct large-scale translational research involving molecular characterization of patient tumor specimens in order to identify correlations between genomic features and clinical outcomes.
The Berger laboratory, affiliated with the CMO, is a group of experimental and computational scientists dedicated to the characterization of genetic mutations in human tumors in order to identify biomarkers of cancer progression and drug response. Using massively parallel next-generation DNA and RNA sequencing, the lab is developing and applying methods to profile individual patient-derived specimens including tumor tissue and circulating tumor DNA for somatic base mutations and other genomic aberrations that may influence response to therapy. Having established the capability to prospectively sequence patients’ tumors to enable treatment selection, we are analyzing the vast clinical genomic data set of annotated tumor specimens spanning all cancer subtypes to identify prognostic and predictive biomarkers.
A computational biologist committed to applying genomic techniques for clinical benefit.
A highly organized and self-directed scientist who enjoys working in a team, can manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and can solve problems independently.
Someone who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic team-oriented environment with changing priorities.
Experienced in both experimental and computational cancer genomic methodologies.
Collaborative and an excellent communicator.
A methodical and detail-oriented scientist.
Passionate about science with a desire to impact cancer.
Perform data analysis and interpretation for next-generation sequencing-based clinical and research experiments.
Design, develop, and operate computational pipelines for data analysis to identify and annotate cancer-causing genetic mutations in tumor specimens.
Apply analysis algorithms and pipelines to compute quality control and performance metrics.
Work directly with laboratory staff and other computational biologists to interpret results, assess and improve assay performance, and support technology development initiatives.
Collaborate with clinical and translational researchers to address key clinical and biological questions.
Work with computational staff members to evaluate new algorithms, processes and technologies, and suggest revisions to increase productivity and efficiency.
Present results and progress updates at lab meetings, CMO meetings, and to collaborating clinicians and researchers.
Work with leadership in the Center for Molecular Oncology and clinical departments to assess molecular technology needs and opportunities, and assess the clinical potential of emerging technologies.
Communicate with sales and technical representatives from technology vendors to learn about new products and services, and co-develop pilot experiments to evaluate their performance.
Masters of Science in cancer biology, genetics, computational biology, or a related field.
At least 3 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.
PhD in cancer biology, genetics, computational biology, or a related field.
Extensive experience in cancer biology and cancer genomic analysis.
Database management (e.g., SQL, Oracle).
MSKCC 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.
MSKCC offers an excellent salary and comprehensive benefits, including tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website athttp://www.mskcc.org/jobs and apply on-line.
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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As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, a...nd superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.