Bioinformatics Software Engineer - Precision Pathology Biobanking Center (PPBC)
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Location: New York, New York
Internal Number: 2021-56563
The Precision Pathology Biobanking Center (PPBC) is a newly established Collaborative Research Center at MSK and the Department of Pathology. Help us shape the exciting Data Science revolution in Medicine!
We are looking for a Software Engineer to join our team who will devise robust solutions to power PPBCs efforts in creating a cutting-edge collection and analytics platform for specimens and healthcare data. Computational Big Data analytics on complex structured text and image data, which Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) has collected over the past 20+ years, is a major strategic priority for PPBC.
The right candidate will have a track record of building and deploying high-quality database and data visualization applications. You will take ownership of software development, facilitate communications between users and engineering teams, and carry product initiatives from concept to production.
Being part of shaping the role of data and computation in medicine
Unique opportunity to learn about how database analytics and Big Data Science are transforming Medicine and Healthcare
Highly collaborative environment with physicians, scientists, technologists, and computational/database specialists
Direct exposure to Precision Medicine, Pathology, and medical terminology
Opportunity for academic development and growing responsibilities
A good work/life balance with options for hybrid on-site and remote work
Modernize and custom-code applications used by the PPBC Biobank to better enable its day-to-day operations: acquisition, annotation, distribution, and storage management of biospecimen for clinical research
Write clean, tested, and well-documented code
Work closely with IT groups throughout MSK (clinical pathology IT, DigITs, CRIT) to design, implement, and deploy database systems, data pipelines, and data visualization dashboards for PPBC
Act as a liaison and bridge communications between research/laboratory staff and engineering teams. Contribute ideas for new features and identify areas for improvement in software tools.
Perform database integrity checks and prepare the PPBC informatics pipeline for clinical certification (CAP, CLIA)
2+ years of software engineering experience ideal
Recent graduates from Data Science, CS, Bioinformatics, or Engineering Programs are encouraged to apply
Background or interest in biology andmedicine desired
Proven experience in backend development (Python, Java, C#/C++, or JS Node), coding, testing, and debugging modern web applications and services
Strong knowledge in relational or unstructured databases
Good communications skills and familiarity with working in cross-functional teams
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.