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Using Technology to Transform Care

Information Technology

At Memorial Sloan Kettering, our information technology teams are using the latest advances for the greater good to radically transform cancer care and work toward finding a cure.

Whether your expertise is in bioinformatics, IT communication, or systems development, you can make a difference working at MSK. We need technology experts who can thrive in a collaborative environment, are innovative thinkers, and understand the impact their work has on our patients and medical teams.

We continually invest in our people, technology, and resources, so our teams have all they need to succeed. We also partner with other leading organizations to further enhance our progress. Recently, our IT teams worked with IBM to see if Watson, the supercomputer, could help find cures for cancer.

Our IT offices are located in New York City; Middletown, New Jersey; and Lyndhurst, New Jersey. IT job candidates need database, applications, or server support experience. Healthcare experience and knowledge of clinical apps are a plus. Learn more about our healthcare IT jobs below.

Information Technology Opportunities

The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology (CMO) supports and serves a team of laboratory and clinical researchers working together to translate new molecular insights into individualized therapies and diagnostic tools. The CMO brings together clinicians and scientists throughout MSK to conduct large-scale translational research involving molecular characterization of patient tumor specimens in order to identify correlations between genomic features and clinical outcomes.

Projects focus on population-scale clinical genomics, immunogenomics, high-throughput characterization of cell-free DNA, intratumoral and interpatient heterogeneity, and more. Staff members interact with investigators with expertise in computational biology, translational therapeutics, and molecular pathology, among other specialties.

You must have a solid background in both bioinformatics and cancer biology. You should have a focus on and dedication to translational science, be an innovative thinker and exceptional communicator, and enjoy working with an interdisciplinary team.

The Division of Health Informatics (DHI) focuses on the interaction of people, processes, and technology to support the exceptional patient care delivered at MSK. We manage a suite of clinical information systems, including electronic health records, ancillary systems, and tools that enable decision support, health information exchange, and knowledge management.

Within DHI, we also study technology trends in healthcare and other industries and identify opportunities for new technology to improve cancer care. We prototype and test new tools in our lab environment, conduct usability and user experience testing, and then deploy and scale our solutions in close collaboration with our world-renowned clinicians and IT colleagues.

The Technical Resources Department is the computing infrastructure branch of Information Systems. We manage two state-of-the-art data centers — located in Lyndhurst and Middletown, New Jersey — that hold the computers, storage, and networking for MSK’s clinical systems and many of the Sloan Kettering Institute’s research systems.

The data centers are designed and staffed to keep clinical and research operations supported, secure, and operational, even in the event of a natural disaster. Our teams are responsible for storing and protecting data and live networks, and thus the promise of MSK to its patients.

A plan concluding in 2020 will have all of MSK’s mission-critical systems running primarily out of our Middletown location, with Lyndhurst acting as the backup.

The Enterprise Data Group supports the acquisition and use of institutional data throughout the MSK community. You may help with querying data, scheduling reports, sharing data knowledge, creating data visualizations, and more.

Data Operations supports most clinical databases, such as CIS; MSK’s online patient portal, MyMSK; EMR; RAM; PIMS; and others. We are experts in SQL Server and Oracle.

The Data Strategy team develops and monitors techniques to ensure that quality data are delivered in an efficient, repeatable, and trusted manner. We build self-monitoring, robust, and scalable interfaces and data pipelines. We also conceive solutions that integrate seamlessly with diverse APIs and tune existing processes to speed performance and accuracy.

Our Advanced Technology practice helps facilitate vendor and technology exploration, discovery, testing, evaluation, proof of concept, pilots, and when appropriate, the deployment and integration of technology into the MSK infrastructure, systems, and workflows.

The Memorial Sloan Kettering High Performance Computing Group is home to powerful advanced computing systems designed to facilitate and satisfy the needs of MSK and SKI research.

This group provides cutting edge technology both on-site and in the cloud. Advanced and cluster computing systems, Peta-scale data and storage platforms and high bandwidth networking capabilities along with the benefits of access to ‘cloud’ resources and simplified security and orchestration; enable MSK and SKI with technical tools for the advancement of a range of data intensive scientific areas such as:

Genomics: DNA and RNA sequence analysis

Proteomics and Mass Spectroscopy

Drug interaction modeling

High-resolution imaging/image analysis

Molecular Structure determination

Artificial Intelligence

Machine Learning

Natural language processing

Structural Biology 

Computational Pathology

The Information Security Office protects our patients, workforce, and organization, enabling MSK to achieve its strategic objectives.

Whether MSK teams are exchanging data, developing systems, building strategies, or establishing partnerships, we’re here to help define and manage the information security risk.

We support many of the systems that keep MSK teams communicating, from a desktop to a conference room, from Mac to PC, at MSK or beyond.

Networking design engineers and analysts develop, evolve, and troubleshoot a robust network infrastructure, while project managers coordinate construction activities.

Technical and business specialists support telecommunication operations, including telephones, paging, and the emergency phone system.

Systems Development leads MSK in delivering software application solutions. Software allows our clinicians to treat patients, session assistants to schedule patients in the most optimal way, and all MSK employees to work efficiently. Optimal use of software allows MSK to gain a competitive advantage in healthcare.

Systems Development also works with other departments at MSK to ensure that the software we purchase or build aligns with MSK’s standards and guidelines.

We also build integrations between various systems. We have a team that supports CIS, Epic, EMR, PACS, FOD, and various other clinical systems.

We help find the right applications, interfaces, and databases to meet the specific needs of MSK. If they don’t exist, our developers can create new web-based tools. Our applications efficiently supply patient, clinical, therapeutic, administrative, research, and financial information to care providers, managers, and staff members. The group also supports the patient portal, MyMSK, which provides patients with lab results, scheduling, and billing information.

“It has been immensely rewarding to hear excited feedback from clinicians and stories about their patients in remission. In today’s age of precision medicine, we urgently need more computer scientists trained in biology and more biologists trained in computer science.”

Cyriac Kandoth Bioinformatics Engineer

“I’ve had the opportunity to work in various fields during my career (e.g., financial, retail), but I was looking for an organization that allowed me to contribute to those in need. MSK not only offered me such an opportunity but did so in a manner that granted me exposure to the latest technology.”

Edward Olulenu IT Team Lead, Virtual Infrastructure, Data Center

“I have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects and initiatives being adopted in an ever-changing healthcare arena. Whether we are tasked with implementing a new system or providing ongoing support for an existing application, there is never a challenge that is too big to overcome.”

Brendan Mooney IS Manager

Learning and Development

We have the resources, the know-how, and the capability to lead the way in using cutting-edge technology to transform cancer care. And we want to keep you at the forefront of new developments too. At MSK, you’ll be surrounded by some of the finest minds and have access to unlimited desktop, server, networking, cybersecurity, and business skills e-learning through Skillsoft, and unlimited Microsoft e-learning courses.

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