Associate Scientist II

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

The Sequencing Development Group is seeking an energetic and motivated Associate Scientist II to join our team. The candidate will be involved in developing and optimizing protocols for high-throughput sequencing technologies. The position involves hands-on laboratory work, and requires strong communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced fluid environment.


  • Perform custom assays on RNA and DNA for next-gen sequencing including library preparation, sample quantification, and related procedures
  • Evaluate new methods by executing well-controlled experiments
  • Analyze processes, optimize current protocols, and troubleshoot assays in an organized manner
  • Conduct other laboratory work as needed
  • Keep detailed and reliable laboratory records
  • Maintain laboratory cleanliness and organization
  • Actively participate NYGC’s goals in a positive, professional manner


  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related field, plus laboratory experience in Molecular Biology-based research required;
  • Experience handling RNA and genomic DNA including extractions, quantification, visualization, modification, hybridization, PCR, and cloning essential;
  • 2+ years of demonstrated experience with Illumina Next Generation Sequencing (library prep);
  • 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 problem solving, excellent communication, and accurate bench 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 NYGC is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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