Associate Scientist, Center for Genomics of Neurodegenerative Disease

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

The CGND is looking for a well-organized and methodically working Associate Scientist for CGND’s frontline sample-to-NGS library preparation workflow. The individual will interface with the clinical research coordinator and key scientific staff to assume responsibility for incoming sample cataloguing, archiving and nucleic acid extraction. A significant aspect of this role will be the preparation of various types of NGS libraries and associated library quality control (RNA-Seq, WGS, ChIP-Seq). The Associate Scientist will be part of an interdisciplinary team working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Extraction of genomic DNA from human blood and tissue samples for whole-genome sequencing;
  • Organization of sample archives, including incoming sample entry and tracking in LIMS;
  • Perform procedures associated with RNA and DNA sequencing on Illumina HiSeq/X-Ten/MiSeq platforms (including sample quantification, quality control, library preparation and library validation).
  • Sc. or M.Sc. in Molecular Biology (or related field) with at least 1 year of relevant laboratory experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of DNA and RNA biology and related protocols (including RNA and DNA quantification, PCR, qRT-PCR);
  • Experience in the extraction, handling and quality control of nucleic acids from different sources (including cell lines and tissues);
  • Exceptional organizational skills;
  • Previous experience with NGS library preparation protocols is highly advantageous;
  • Previous experience with LIMS is a bonus;
  • Independence and a high degree of flexibility will be beneficial in a novel and rapidly changing research environment.
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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. 

About the Center for Genomics of Neurodegenerative Disease:

The Center for Genomics of Neurodegenerative Disease (CGND) is dedicated to the study of neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS and Alzheimer’s disease. CGND’s vision is to establish a center for applying state of the art genetics, genomics and bioinformatics to the study of neurodegenerative disease mechanisms.

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