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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 Bioinformatics Engineer Lead to be a software team manager responsible for engaging in and directing the design and implementation of variant calling pipelines from large-scale genomic data sets. This Bioinformatics Engineer Lead will work in a dynamic and exciting academic environment at the nexus of cancer biology, computer science, statistics and clinical research. Work will be performed in a small group atmosphere (approximately 10 members from diverse disciplines) with several active collaborators, and in concert with other Bioinformatics and Software Engineers. The Platform Informatics software team is responsible for developing data analysis pipeline frameworks and analytic platforms on both local high performance computing clusters and cloud-based resources to facilitate research activities and precision health initiatives. This position will directly contribute toward the evolution of our infrastructure design that leverages the Common Workflow Language (CWL) specification and a container-based systems approach that enable compute portability and reproducibility.
A software manager 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
Interested in enabling open, reproducible research
Familiar with genomic data and metadata
Familiar with source control systems, preferably Git.
Familiar with software testing methodologies and concepts
An expert with the UNIX/Linux environment and clustered computing
Someone who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with changing priorities
A person who enjoys working in a team, is self-motivated, can manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and can solve problems independently
Self-directed individual with the ability to both contribute and lead a team of technical peers.
Masters, PhD or equivalent in computer science, bioinformatics, computational biology or other applied science with software development experience
Demonstrated ability to manage software development in a small team environment
Hands-on expertise running bioinformatics pipelines on genomics data
Advanced knowledge of scripting and programming languages such as Java, C/C++, Python, Ruby, Perl and bash/csh/ksh
Significant experience with software container technologies such as Docker and/or Singularity
Experience with porting programs to Docker/Singularity containers; experience with deploying and using Docker/Singularity containers
Experience using of CWL (Common Workflow Language)
Experience running bioinformatics analyses using pipelines on the cloud (AWS and/or Google)
Ability to apply troubleshooting techniques to resolve complex, cross functional issues
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and accuracy
Excellent written and verbal communication skills to interact with both biologists and IT professionals
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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.