Associate Scientist I/II, Erlich Lab

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

The laboratory of Dr. Yaniv Erlich is seeking a skilled and motivated molecular biologist to join our team. The experimental work of our research group is focused on method development and genome analysis. The lab is currently focused on exploring the potential of the new pocket-sized DNA sequencer called the MinION.

General Responsibilities

  • Conduct and troubleshoot experiments, independently and in collaboration with colleagues, to develop methods for long fragment sequencing using the MinION.
  • Operate and maintain multiple laboratory instruments.
  • Assist in maintaining general laboratory functionality, including ordering and receiving lab supplies.
  • Record and communicate findings accurately and professionally.

The applicant should have:

  • a B.Sc or M.Sc in biology, biochemistry, or equivalent field with at least 1 year of academic laboratory or industry experience.
  • exceptional time management, problem solving and communication skills (both written and oral) coupled with a strong attention to detail and scientific curiosity.
  • excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work efficiently in a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment are essential.
  • a strong background in molecular genetics (ability to perform routine molecular biology techniques, such as PCR, isolation and quantification of DNA using standard kits, sub-cloning and bacterial transformation.)
  • some experience with next generation sequencing and library preparation.
  • some experience with primary cell and tissue culture, for standard cell culture support, including maintaining, freezing and plating of cell lines.
  • programming experience (not 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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