Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Engineer
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
November 1, 2017
New York, New York
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.
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 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 Platform Informatics group within the CMO is seeking a software engineer to build tools and improve existing infrastructure for patient sample tracking in next-generation sequencing analysis work flows. This technology is at the core of this center's mission to advance our knowledge of cancer using clinical data, biological research, computer science and statistics. Work will be performed in a small group atmosphere (approximately 10 members from diverse disciplines) with several active collaborators, and in concert with other LIMS Engineers, Project Managers, and genomic sequencing core scientists.
A software engineer committed to applying programming skills for research discovery and clinical benefit
Interested in the analysis of large genomic datasets and the development of new clinical technologies
An expert with UNIX/Linux command line
A person who enjoys working in a team, is self-motivated, can manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and can solve problems independently
Masters or equivalent in computer science, bioinformatics, computational biology or other applied science with at least 2 years of software development experience
Advanced experience in object-orientated programming (preferably JAVA), additional experience with python and angularjs a plus
Thorough experience with relational databases
Familiarity with software testing methodologies and concepts
Ability to apply troubleshooting techniques to resolve complex, cross functional issues
Demonstrated ability to work independently and meet deadlines as a member of a team.
Strong organizational and troubleshooting abilities, attention to detail and accuracy.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills to interact with both biologists and IT professionals
Familiarity with genomic data and metadata
Experience with Laboratory Information Management Systems (preferably Sapio Sciences Exemplar LIMS)
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About Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and 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.