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Bioinformatics Associate, Landau Lab


New York Genome Center

Job Location

101 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
United States

Job Description

The Landau Lab at the New York Genome Center is looking for a highly motivated, detail-oriented individual to join our efforts to study the basic principles of cancer evolution. As an Associate you will be trained in the analysis and interpretation of next-generation sequencing (NGS) data, originating from patient samples as well as experimental modeling of cancer evolution, under the guidance of advanced bioinformaticians.


Job Duties:

  • Learn and assist in analyzing sequencing data using established pipelines;
  • Learn and perform appropriate QC measures;
  • Learn and develop/benchmark new tools for sequencing data analysis;
  • Assist and collaborate with internal and external researchers in interpretation of sequencing data.


The successful applicants will be part of a fast-paced and dynamic team. The Landau Lab will provide significant on-the-job training. We seek a candidate who is motivated and can take independent initiative. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to gain experience to move into a PhD program within a couple of years, based on the new skillset they develop at New York Genome Center (though, this is not a requirement).

FLSA Status – Exempt

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship nor for relocation assistance.



Position Requirements

  • BS or MS degree, or equivalent experience;
  • Team oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills, collaboration skills and an eagerness to learn;
  • Exposure to NGS data analysis preferred;
  • A working understanding of code and script;
  • Training in statistics or machine learning a plus.



  • Technical and Professional Skills: Consistently demonstrates skills and knowledge relevant for current role; strives to expand the depth and breadth of technical and professional skills; works with a high level of integrity; exhibits focus and discipline; appropriately prioritizes, manages expectations and delivers on commitments.
  • Collaborative & Communicative: Models collaboration and teamwork; brings out the best in others; effectively works with all levels, internally and externally; respects and embraces diversity of perspective; communicates clearly and listens carefully; uses good judgment as to what to communicate and when to do so.
  • Adaptable & Innovative: Adaptable and embraces change; develops new insights and pursues improvements and efficiency; fosters exchange of new ideas and willing to challenge the status quo; takes initiative and is solution-oriented; engages in work with passion and curiosity.

How to Apply

About Our Organization

About the Landau Lab

The Landau Lab ( develops cutting-edge single-cell multi-omics technologies to study cancer evolution. We use both computational and experimental methods to study these questions, with an interdisciplinary integration of approaches from computational genetics, functional genomics, and molecular biology. Dr Landau has a joint lab between Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) and the New York Genome Center (NYGC). This position will primarily be based at Weill Cornell Medicine



About the New York Genome Center

The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit, academic research organization dedicated to advancing genomic research. NYGC scientists and staff are furthering new approaches to diagnosing and treating neurological diseases and cancer through their unique capabilities in whole genome sequencing, RNA sequencing, state-of-the art analytics, and the development of genomic tools. NYGC concentrates specifically on disease-based research in the following areas: neuropsychiatric disease (autism, schizophrenia, bipolar); neurodegenerative disease (ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s), and cancer.


Located in Lower Manhattan, the New York Genome Center was founded by and remains closely affiliated with twelve leading academic medical centers and research universities in the New York region and beyond, engaging in research projects with and for these institutions. Essential to our collaborative work is an outstanding faculty, whose members typically hold a joint appointment at NYGC and a partner university. They support our scientific mission by conducting independent research in areas of mutual interest to us and the wider scientific community.


Equal Opportunity

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the core mission at the NYGC. We strive to create a workplace environment that is welcoming and fair to all regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, or religion. We believe that when people of various backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives work together in an inclusive and equitable environment we gain new and valuable perspectives that otherwise would have been missed. Valuing and supporting all NYGC employees as individuals while helping them realize their full potential is critical to promoting greater collaboration, innovation, and discovery – fostering a sense of belonging for our greatest strength, our people.


The New York Genome Center is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, protected veteran or military status, domestic violence victim status, partnership status, caregiver status, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The New York Genome Center takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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