Postdoctoral Associate, Sanjana Lab

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

The Sanjana Lab at the New York Genome Center and NYU’s Department of Biology is looking for an energetic and motivated individual to work as a Postdoctoral Researcher within a creative and dynamic research team of scientists, engineers, and life science entrepreneurs.  Our team works on a diverse array of projects that span genomics, bioengineering, cancer biology and neuroscience. Our focus is on developing new genome engineering technologies to understand gene regulation, development, and genetic drivers of disease. Recently, we have established high-throughput forward genetic screens to identify functional elements in the noncoding genome — the 98% of the genome that does not code for proteins. We apply these novel technologies and screening platforms to problems in cancer evolution, metastasis, drug resistance and immunotherapy, regenerative biology, neural development and autism. This recent article in TIME Magazine summarizes some of the ongoing research in our lab:  Please include the following items with your application: 1) CV with a list of publications; 2) a short summary of your present and future research interests; 3) a list of three references and their contact information. More information on applying is available here:


The ideal candidate will hold a PhD or MD-PhD, have prior research experience in molecular biology, chemistry, biochemistry, neuroscience, cancer biology or genomics, and a track record of peer-reviewed publications. In addition to wet lab skills, computational experience is highly desirable. The candidate will be expected to plan and carry out research tasks independently, and present and write-up findings on a regular basis. 

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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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