Do you want to learn about and deeply impact the future of cancer research, medicine, and health care?
The Precision Pathology Biobanking Center (PPBC) is a newly established Research Center at MSK and its Department of Pathology.
Using complex real-world structured, text, and image data, Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) has collected over the past 20+ years, the Scientist will develop and implement advanced computational methods to power the PPBCs efforts to build a best-in-class analytics platform for healthcare data. The development and implementation of cutting-edge computational Big Data Analytics represents a major strategic priority for the Center. This recruitment seeks to expand this expertise within the Center.
The right candidate will have a track record of developing new quantitative methods such as Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), or Natural Language Processing (NLP) and apply them to complex problems in medicine. To that end, the Computational Scientist will actively chip in to the research community through collaborations with academic partners, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and attending top-tier conferences.
This position is a leadership position in computational science and will develop, oversee, and implement a comprehensive computational strategy for the Center in addition to leading a team of computational specialists.
Performs software development, programming, and support for the PPBC
Interest in Natural Language Processing, AI, Machine and Deep Learning
Develops, maintains, and expands functionality of existing and to be developed biobank database systems
Works closely with other IT groups throughout MSKCC on development and federation of database systems
Installs necessary and relevant software. Knows the latest with new software versions, patches and security
Builds tools for real-time federation to other databases at MSKCC
Stays current with general bioinformatics tools and installs/runs tools as needed (genomics, proteomics, other bioinformatics tools)
Works to develop web-based visualizations of PPBC data
Collects use scenarios and functionality requirements for biobank specimen acquisition, database entry, specimen storage and annotation, and automated retrieval
Develops an attractive web presence for the PPBC and real-time data display (dashboard) of relevant biobank data
Collaborates with the clinical pathology team on interoperability and data flow between clinical LIMS (CoPath) and research databases
Works with Linux systems administrator to configure new and existing software packages for security, performance and maintainability
Performs database integrity checks and prepares the PPBC informatics pipeline for clinical certification (CAP, CLIA)
Sets up technical evaluation studies for the optimization of database schemas and SQL queries
Writes scripts to monitor database back-ups and archiving when appropriate
You Have :
Bachelors Degree with 2-4 years in computer science or related field. Masters or PhD with 0-2 years experience preferred
Background in biology, medicine, biochemistry, etc. very desirable
Proven background in programming, configuring, and implementing database systems required
Experience with bioinformatics algorithms and software tools very desirable; writing and modifying code
Prior experience with biobank database systems preferred (e.g., caTissue Suite, other open source software or commercial, such as Freezerworks)
Experience with web programming and data visualization on websites
Experience with health data exchange standards (HL7) preferred
Experience with building, configuring, running, and maintaining Linux servers preferred
High-performance computing experience preferred
Solid experience with programming, modifying, customizing, and querying database systems (Oracle, SAP)
Experience with data federation between different database systems
Experience with production systems and building data warehouse products and reporting systems desirable
Paid time off including vacation, bereavement, sick leave
Paid Parental Leave
Comprehensive medical, dental & vision, FSA and dependent care
Life Insurance and Disability Benefits
403(b) retirement savings plan match
Commuter spending account
Internal Number: 2019-33115
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.