Associate Scientist I, Extraction Services

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 I to work in our newly-formed nucleic acid extraction lab.

Job duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Carry out procedures associated with both manual and automated extraction of DNA and RNA from blood, saliva, tissue, and FFPE sources;
  • Perform sample quantification and nucleic acid quality control analyses;
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and perform day-to-day work on the extraction equipment;
  • Analyze current process procedures and provide feedback for their optimization and improvement, documenting processes, proposing method improvements, and troubleshooting assays, as needed;
  • Conduct other laboratory work, as needed;
  • Author and/or edit standard operating procedures;
  • Track all work and issues in the appropriate databases/tracking sheets;
  • Utilize NYGC’s LIMS tracking system to accurately perform and track day-to-day tasks.
  • Bachelors degree in Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry or related field,
  • Experience in a molecular biology lab preferred;
  • Basic knowledge of molecular biology equipment and related protocols (including RNA and DNA isolation, RNA and DNA quantification, qPCR) highly preferred;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, preferably with Mac OS;
  • 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.
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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. 

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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