Associate Scientist II

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 IIwith experience in next-generation sequencing (NGS).

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 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 day-to-day tasks.
  • Train fellow staff members on procedures.
  • Bachelors degree in Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry or related field
  • 2+ years of demonstrated experience with Illumina Next Generation Sequencing (library prep and/or sequencer operation) highly preferred;
  • 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) required;
  • Genotyping experience preferred, ideally on the Illumina iScan platform;
  • 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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