Bionformatics Engineer

We are:

The Bioinformatics Core (BIC) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) in New York City (Manhattan) facilitates scientific discoveries by supporting basic and clinical research groups. BIC is responsible for building training programs, research project support, web-based tools, and database integration of genomic, pathway and clinical information. More information about the Bioinformatics Core is available at

We are seeking a Bioinformatics Engineer to perform next-generation sequence data processing and analysis 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 with active collaborators and in concert with other Bioinformatics and Software Engineers throughout the institution.

You will design, develop, and operate computational pipelines for the analysis of next-generation sequencing data. Work will include both large-scale projects and small custom jobs and span a wide variety of analysis problems.

You are:

  • Motivated to apply their skills to translational research

  • Someone who enjoys working in a team, but can work independently

  • Self-motivated with a strong desire to learn and solve problems

You have:

  • Master's degree and 5 years of Bioinformatics software development or equivalent experience.

  • Strong computational/programming skills; including thorough experience with the following:

  1. UNIX environment

  2. Clustered computing: (LSF familiarity strongly desired)

  3. Next-generation analysis toolkits (PICARD, GATK, samtools, etc.)

  • Advanced skills in at least 2 programming languages (Python, Perl, Java, C++, R)

  • Familiarity with statistical packages like R, multi-processing/threading methods, and workflow/pipeline tools desirable


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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