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    Website Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Job category: Bioinformatics/Computational Biology Jobs

    Requisition ID: 2022-60607

    Organization: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Date Posted: 30.04.2022

    Company Overview

    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.  We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

    In compliance with applicable New York and New Jersey State regulatory authorities, COVID-19 vaccination (2 doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) is mandatory for all MSK employees, contingent workers, and volunteers. Exceptions are permitted for those employees who request and receive an approved medical or fully remote exemption.

    *Staff working at a MSK New Jersey location must be up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, which includes having completed the primary COVID-19 vaccination series and booster once eligible as mandated by New Jersey State. All New Jersey staff not yet eligible for a booster must receive a booster within 3 weeks of becoming eligible as a condition of continued employment at MSK.

    Note: Individuals are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster five months after receiving the second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two months after the J&J vaccine.  

    Job Description

    Are you a Software Engineer enthusiastic about solving problems in biology, cancer genomics, and their clinical applications? We need you! The Center for Molecular Oncology’s (CMO) mission 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 to identify correlations between genomic features and clinical outcomes.

    We are looking for a Full-stack Software Engineer to support the cBioPortal for Cancer Genomics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center ( The cBioPortal is a highly successful tool that supports the CMO and thousands of cancer researchers and clinicians around the globe. To take the cBioPortal to the next level and transition it towards use in the clinic, we are looking to expand its analysis and visualization options.

    You will!

    • Work closely with cancer researchers and clinicians to translate research problems and clinical needs into software solutions.
    • Collaborate with team members, engineers from other institutes, and open source community developers to refactor or extend the cBioPortal front- and back-end codebase to support evolving analysis or visualization needs.
    • Design new interactive features, taking them quickly from prototype to production.
    • Rapidly troubleshoot and solve problems with existing software systems.
    • Participate in a development team that continually seeks to increase performance and is open to adopting new software engineering techniques and practices toward this goal.

    You Have!

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, or related field
    • 2+ years of software development experience
    • Web application development experience
    • Experience with Javascript/Typescript, React, Angular (or equivalent framework), HTML, and CSS
    • Experience with Java, C/C++, CoPython, or equivalent serve-side languages
    • Experience developing in teams using Git/GitHub or other source code control systems



    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


    MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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