Research 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 and Center for Genomics and Systems Biology is looking for an energetic and motivated individual to work as a Research Associate within a highly creative and dynamic research team of scientists, engineers, and life science entrepreneurs. 

Using genome-scale CRISPR libraries, we recently identified new gene candidates in which loss-of-function mutations provide drug resistance in a cancer model. Our goal is to expand this technology to a wide range of biological applications to elucidate the function of both coding and non-coding elements in the genome in a high-throughput fashion. We are looking for a motivated person to join our team and take part both in applications and technology development of this new screening technology.

Characteristic duties: 

  • Work in a collaborative and challenging environment and take part in planning and executing complex biological experiments, involving molecular cloning, cell culture and next generation sequencing.
  • Manage small independent projects that include optimization of experimental procedures as part of our screening technology development.
  • Be responsible for cell culture experiments that span several weeks.
  • Analyze results of experiments together with other members of the team.
  • Consult with scientific literature and other scientists as needed to better understand experimental systems and come up with solutions to emerging problems during the development of our system.
  • Maintain a detailed organizational plan of all future and ongoing experiments.

In addition to submitting your resume and cover letter through this site, please also complete this web form:

  • BS in Biology or related field and some experience in experimental biology.
  • Previous experience with independent thinking and scientific projects.
  • Motivation, scientific curiosity and commitment to work in a dynamic and highly productive working environment.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with immediate availability
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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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