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Data Analyst II, Oncological Sciences

New York, New York

Job Description

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What You’ll Do:

As a member of the MSSM Scientific Computing Group the Computational Scientist works with scientists and researchers to effectively use MSSM HPC (high performance computing) clusters. The candidate is expected to build the capacity of researches in Mount Sinai to use the platform of FireCloud. The candidate will deploy codes for analyzing technologies to FireCloud. The Computational Scientist will work and lead precision medicine projects on cancer among diverse ethnic group and expected to publish papers as lead author. The Computational Scientist will implement and improve computational and data workflows and parallel these in cost-effective ways.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Efficiently and effectively us MSSM HPC clusters, to be expanded to over 10,000 cores with high bandwidth, low latency interconnects, several petabytes of data storage and databases
  • Works with research groups to help identify, implement and improve their computational and data workflow for epigenomics; assists in facilitating computing and data infrastructure solutions specific to MSSM researchers
  • Participates in the research and deployment of new technologies such as GPU's, Hadoop and cloud computing
  • Instruments, tunes and helps optimize codes for maximum performance
  • Troubleshoots, isolates and resolves applications and other technical issues in cloud computing
  • Benchmarks application codes, develops regression tests and deploys application performance tools
  • Installs and manages numerical libraries and application performance tools
  • Develops and implements backup policies
  • Participates in the integration of HPC resources with laboratory equipment such as sequencers, etc.
  • Writes, publishes and presents papers at national and international conferences
  • Assists in developing and writing proposals
  • Creates and provides clear and detailed documentation for using tools for non-computational audience
  • Teaching and training non-computational researchers to use FireCloud and consulate them
  • The candidate will perform cancer genome analysis for cancer disparities and expected to integrate somatic mutation analysis, germline analysis pathway analysis and epigenome analysis
What You’ll Bring:
  • Masters degree or equivalent in a domain science; Software engineering or computer science degree required
  • 3 years, preferably in scientific/academic computing environment or equivalent
  • Experience in:
    • Cancer genomics
    • Cancer disparities is preferred
    • Batch HPC cluster environment with a parallel file system
    • in R
    • Pathway analysis
    • With scientific workflows
    • With instrumenting and optimizing application codes
    • In an academic or research community environment
    • Programming experience in any applicable language

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Who We Are:

Over 35,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


The Mount Sinai Health System is committed to the tenets of diversity and workforce that are strengthened by the inclusion of and respect for our differences. We offer our employees a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, a 403(b) retirement plan, and much more.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.

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