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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 State regulatory authorities, COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory for all MSK staff. Staff are considered fully vaccinated upon completion of a primary vaccination series for COVID-19 (i.e., one dose of a single dose vaccine or a final dose of a multi-dose vaccine series). Exceptions from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement are permitted for those who request and receive an approved medical or fully remote exemption. Requests for medical exemption can take up to two weeks to review. Vaccination or an approved medical exemption is required to start work.

  • 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 two months after completion of a primary vaccination series for COVID-19. Because vaccine-induced immunity can wane over time, MSK continues to strongly urge all staff to get a COVID-19 booster as soon as they become eligible to maintain their protective immunity for a longer period.

Job Description

Are you a statistician or programmer interested in building your skills in data analysis and programming? Are you someone who enjoys being in an academic setting or are interested in academics? This is the perfect role for you! We're excited to recruit a Data Engineer to join our team. You’ll be working with programmers and statisticians in the Dept of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, reporting up to Andrew Vickers, one of the top statisticians in the world. You will have the opportunity to learn different approaches to analyzing data and deeply learn the concepts of math, data, and statistics.

This role requires knowledge of building packages and creating data processing workflows. In this role, you will analyze data and further develop packages that standardize data cleaning and vetting, issue logging, and data querying. Additionally, you’ll work on analytic packages that codify a risk-adjusted approach to quality assurance.

This is a high impact role that provides you with an opportunity to design new toolsets, apply well-founded statistical approaches programmatically, and ultimately help providers achieve consistent, high-quality results for patients.

Our Products

  • Amplio : Amplio is a quality assurance and improvement platform that provides clinicians with case-mix adjusted, anonymized feedback on their outcomes compared to their peers. It enables clinicians to better understand their individual practice patterns through a system focused on best-practice principles in quality assurance reporting. Our product also reaches outside institutions, collaborating with Alliance hospital members to bring MSK’s world-class care into the community setting.

Some of the work we do has been featured in the press, click on the link below to view:

  • Advance Reports: Advance report is a data visualization tool crafted for patients and clinicians. It uses patient-reported outcomes data and statistical analysis combined with customized user-centered design to build bespoke engaging visualizations and predictive analytics to support patient recovery. It communicates the patient’s story and answers questions such as “When will I recover after surgery?”

You Will

  • Architect efficient and reusable data processing systems that drive sophisticated applications and help maintain the quality of the data processing pipelines across systems. Work on analytic packages that codify a risk-adjusted approach to quality assurance.
  • Provide technical leadership for development projects.
  • Analyze data to help providers assess their performance
  • Serve as the primary point of contact to debug, troubleshoot, and resolve data platform issues.
  • Design and update R package workflow utilities to support the sustainable, scalable implementation of provider-led quality assurance initiatives.
  • Collaborate with providers and service data teams to design feedback reports and query, vet, and communicate findings on endpoints of significant clinical value, using SQL, R, and project management and data visualization abilities.
  • Have clinical exposure and the opportunity to work closely with doctors and clinicians from diverse clinics.
  • Receive unparalleled training and experience in one of the most productive and innovative groups in one of the world’s leading medical research institutions.

You Need

  • Prior professional experience creating reliable utilities to support data-driven initiatives. 2-4 years of programming experience.
  • Package development experience in R.
  • Programmatically crafting visual representations of data
  • Writing unit tests
  • Managing projects in git and GitHub
  • Experience developing in an Agile environment
  • basic experience in SQL and C#

A Passion For

  • Using data to understand and improve health care
  • Tackling new coding tasks/languages
  • Debugging/troubleshooting
  • Self-directed learning

2 days onsite/3 days remote weekly. Work location: 485 Lexington, New York


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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