Associate Scientist

Organization
New York Genome Center
Job Location
New York, NY 10013
Job Description

We are looking for a highly motivated, independent but team-oriented Associate Scientist with experience in next-generation sequencing (Illumina platform) to work on a new high profile research project that aims to change the way cancer is analyzed and treated.

Job duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Carry out procedures associated with DNA & RNA sequencing on the Illumina sequencing platform, including DNA/RNA library preparation, sample quantification & preparation, and Sequencer operation;
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and perform day-to-day work on the Sequencing equipment (e.g. Illumina HiSeqs, cBots);
  • Analyze current process procedures and provide feedback for their optimization and improvement, documenting processes, proposing method improvements, and troubleshooting assays, as needed;
  • Perform quality control of the samples and raw sequencing data;
  • Conduct other laboratory work, as needed;
  • Author/edit standard operating procedures;
  • Track all work and issues in the appropriate databases/tracking sheets;
  • Become proficient using NYGC’s LIMS tracking system to accurately perform day-to-day tasks.
Requirements
  • Bachelors degree in Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry or related field, plus laboratory experience in nucleic acid research required;
  • 2 years of experience in a molecular biology lab with at least 1+ years of demonstrated experience with next-generation sequencing library prep protocols and sequencing;
  • Solid knowledge of molecular biology equipment and related protocols (including RNA and DNA preparation, RNA and DNA quantification, hybridization, PCR, multiplex amplification and bead-based solutions) highly preferred;
  • Array experience preferred, ideally on the Illumina iScan platform;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, preferably with Mac OS;
  • Exposure to bioinformatics is a plus;
  • Good general laboratory and organizational skills, including the ability to work independently and efficiently are essential;
  • Ability to multitask is a must, along with an orientation toward teamwork and cooperation;
  • Strong creative thinking and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent communication skills required.
How to Apply

To apply, visit http://nygenome.org/careers

About Our Organization

The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, non-profit organization that leverages the collaborative resources of leading academic medical centers, research universities, and commercial organizations. Our vision is to transform medical research and clinical care in New York and beyond through the creation of one of the largest genomics facilities in North America, integrating sequencing, bioinformatics, and data management, as well as performing cutting-edge genomics research. 

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, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. 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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