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OPPORTUNITIES

  • Academic

    Each faculty member of the NYGC leads a laboratory of post doctoral researchers, lab associates and scientific staff. They integrate their genomic expertise with the work that we are doing NYGC, working in collaborative research relationships both inside NYGC and with academic institutions. Our Faculty members hold joint appointments at our Institutional Founding Members while also managing their independent laboratories housed at the NYGC and conducting ground-breaking and collaborative genomic research.
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      Research Associate, Center for Genomics of Neurodegenerative Disease

      Job Description

      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, creed, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, protected veteran or military status, domestic violence victim status, partnership status, caregiver status, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 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.

      About the Center for Genomics of Neurodegenerative Disease

      The Center for Genomics of Neurodegenerative Disease (CGND) is dedicated to the study of neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS and Alzheimer’s disease. CGND’s vision is to establish a center for applying state of the art genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics to the study of neurodegenerative disease mechanisms.

      Position Description

      The CGND is looking for a well-organized, methodical, and highly motivated Research Associate. This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a dynamic group that is investigating the interactions between motor neurons and glial cells in ALS pathology using hiPSC cell-based models combined with next generation sequencing and CRISPR technology. Our particular focus is to examine the transcriptional, translational, and functional impact of causative ALS mutations in a cell type specific manner. The individual will interface with the Director and key scientific staff to assume responsibility for hiPSC culture, differentiation, functional assays, and RNA harvesting for NGS. The Research Associate will be part of an interdisciplinary team working in a fast-paced environment.

      Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

      • Conduct, design, and troubleshoot experiments, both independently and in collaboration with colleagues;
      • CRISPR-based genome editing and transcriptional perturbations of causative ALS genes;
      • Differentiation of hiPSCs into motor neurons and glial cells;
      • Consult with scientific literature and other scientists as needed to better understand scientific experiments and problems, and propose solutions to emerging problems;
      • Perform routine biochemical and molecular biology techniques (PCR, nucleic acid purification, qPCR, ELISA, Western blotting, etc.);
      • Record and communicate findings accurately and professionally.

      Required Skills

      • BSc. or M.Sc. in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, or related field with at least 1 year of relevant laboratory experience;
      • Mammalian cell culture experience required:
      • Standard cell culture support, including maintaining, freezing, and plating of cell lines;
      • Experience with the culture and/or differentiation of hiPSCs strongly desired
      • Experience with electroporation and/or transfection a plus;
      • Experience with 96-well format for cell culture a plus;
      • Significant understanding of neurobiology and neurodegenerative disease a plus;
      • Experience using Benchling or other electronic notebooks a plus;
      • Occasional weekend work as required by tissue culture responsibilities;
      • The ideal candidate will be proficient in at least one of the following disciplines:
        • Molecular Biology – PCR, DNA/RNA purification, qPCR, restriction enzyme and Gibson-based cloning, DNA electrophoresis;
        • Biochemistry – SDS-PAGE, Western blotting, immunoprecipitation;
        • CRISPR – gene editing and/or transcription activation and repression; and
        • mESC, miPSC, hESC, or hiPSC differentiations – experience with neuronal or glial cell types a plus.

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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      Postdoctoral Researcher, Lappalainen Lab

      Job Description

      About the New York Genome Center

      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.

      Position Description

      Dr. Tuuli Lappalainen’s research group is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on projects in computational genetics and functional genomics.

      The Lappalainen Lab (http://tllab.org) studies genetic variation in human populations affecting molecular, cellular, and high-level traits and diseases. We use both computational and experimental methods to study these questions, with an interdisciplinary integration of approaches from computational genetics, population genetics, functional genomics, and molecular genetics. Our particular focus is on integration of large-scale genome and transcriptome sequencing data sets. We are part of several large consortia, including GTEx and MoTrPAC.

      We are looking for a computational postdoc to join our team (currently 8 people). Possible projects include, but are not limited to, genetic and environmental interactions on functional effects of genetic variants, methods development to integrate genetic data with molecular and high-level phenotype data sets, and population genetics of regulatory variation in humans.

      Required Skills

      • PhD in human genetics, functional genomics, or a related field;
      • Strong quantitative skills including proficiency in at least one programming language;
      • Experience of analysis of large-scale data sets is essential.
      • A publication record;
      • Excellent organization and communication skills, along with a high degree of independence and flexibility to thrive in a novel and rapidly changing research environment.

      Please include the following items with your application: 1) CV with a list of publications and preprints, 2) a one-page summary of your present and future research interests, 3) a list of three references and their contact information.

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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      Postdoctoral Associate, Sanjana Lab

      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 Postdoctoral Associate within a highly creative and dynamic research team of scientists, engineers, and life science entrepreneurs.

      The Sanjana lab works at the intersection of genomics, bioengineering and neuroscience. We are curious about many things and are passionate about what we do. We primarily develop new technologies for hacking and understanding biological systems. We try to learn from nature and to re-purpose what we learn to gain deeper insights into how genomes and neural systems function. In the lab, we modify genomes, perform high-throughput screens, differentiate human neurons from stem cells, watch synapses rewire, find vulnerabilities in cancer cells and have a lot of fun in the process. We aim to have a tangible impact on improving human health by creating new biological tools and fundamental biological discovery.

      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.

      Required Skills

      The ideal candidate will hold a PhD or MD-PhD, have prior research experience in molecular biology, chemistry, biochemistry, neuroscience, cancer biology and/or genomics and prior peer-reviewed publications. The candidate will be expected to plan and carry out research tasks independently and write-up/present findings on a regular basis.

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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  • Administration

    We believe that every team member is crucial as NYGC works towards our mission, be it in a scientific, technical, or administrative position. Our administration team plays a huge role in driving transformative change in biomedical and clinical care. This group includes external affairs, finance, legal, business development, project management, sponsored research and facilities.
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      Executive Assistant

      Job Description

      The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit academic research institution at the forefront of transforming biomedical research with the mission of advancing clinical care. A collaboration of premier academic, medical and industry leaders across the globe, the New York Genome Center is committed to advancing genomic research and offering clinical genomic testing so that new treatments, therapies and therapeutics against human disease can be developed. NYGC member organizations and partners are united in this unprecedented collaboration of technology, science and medicine, designed to harness the power of innovation and discoveries to advance genomic services.

      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, creed, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, protected veteran or military status, domestic violence victim status, partnership status, caregiver status, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 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.

      Position Description

      The Executive Assistant serves as the primary source of executive support for the Vice President & General Counsel, Chief Business Officer, and the Vice President of Financial Strategy & Operations, as well as their respective teams. The position will report to the Vice President & General Counsel.

      Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

      • Maintaining calendars, including scheduling meetings, responding to invitations and working through scheduling roadblocks using independent judgment and discretion wherever possible;
      • Coordinating meetings, conference calls and events, including reserving locations, sending meeting invitations, managing attendee lists, arranging audio/visual, ordering catering, setting up/cleaning meeting rooms, and assisting with agenda preparation;
      • Attending meetings as note taker as directed, tracking action items and following up accordingly;
      • Arranging business travel and accommodations, including scheduling complicated long-distance travel;
      • Managing the expense reporting process;
      • Managing incoming and outgoing office communications as directed (email, phone calls, mail, fax);
      • Administrative duties such as drafting documents, letters and power point slides as directed, proofreading and running compare-writes/redlines/track changes, filing/scanning, and record keeping, including updating contact lists;
      • Providing project management as directed in multiple areas; tracking required action and due dates, and proactively apprising relevant parties;
      • Other duties and tasks as assigned which may include providing administrative support (if other priorities permit) to other NYGC executives on an ‘as needed’ basis.

      Required Skills

      • 5+ years of experience supporting senior executives required; experience working in a non-profit or small start-up environment preferred;
      • Bachelor’s degree required;
      • Proven proficiency with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) for Macintosh required;
      • Exceptional time management and organizational skills, with the ability to appropriately balance multiple, competing priorities;
      • Ability to anticipate needs and take action without requiring detailed direction in relation to routine responsibilities;
      • Proven ability to work efficiently in a team environment in support of multiple functional areas of the business;
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
      • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and to engender trust;
      • Reliability, integrity, grace-under-pressure, and a sense of humor are all valued attributes;
      • Experience in a scientific setting and comfort with start-up environments a plus.

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

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      SAP Systems Engineer

      Job Description

      The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit academic research institution at the forefront of transforming biomedical research with the mission of advancing clinical care. A collaboration of premier academic, medical and industry leaders across the globe, the New York Genome Center is committed to advancing genomic research and offering clinical genomic testing so that new treatments, therapies and therapeutics against human disease can be developed. NYGC member organizations and partners are united in this unprecedented collaboration of technology, science and medicine, designed to harness the power of innovation and discoveries to advance genomic services.

      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, creed, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, protected veteran or military status, domestic violence victim status, partnership status, caregiver status, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 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.

      Position Description

      The New York Genome Center is seeking a SAP Systems Engineer to be responsible for leading the development, implementation and administration of the organization’s financial systems. The role has a particular focus on the SAP B1 system and will be SAP architect for the Center. This individual will actively monitor, maintain, and update our financial systems.

      Job duties will include, but are not limited to:

      • Lead the implementation of additional SAP B1 features, customizations, API integrations with other applications and coordinate and perform comprehensive testing;
      • Lead all phases of systems implementation including analysis and design, development, documentation, testing, production implementation and support;
      • Lead the customization of SAP for implementation of a Specialized Service Facility (SSF) financial model to be used for capturing sequencing service fees;
      • Develop reporting, including reporting in Crystal Reports;
      • Create queries in SAP B1, as requested;
      • Assist in the implementation of IT Works’ grant management software, particularly leading the integration of IT Works and SAP B1;
      • Develop queries/exports from SAP B1 to feed IT Works;
      • Project manage the implementation of software engineering products as it relates to financial tools and its impact on SAP B1 (i.e. Laboratory Information Management System – LIMS);
      • Work with internal NYGC departments to address any needs for SAP B1;
      • Implement best practices related to system updates and security, back-ups, and passwords. Perform upgrades and installations as needed;
      • Set-up new users, manage licenses and authorizations, and provide training in our financial systems;
      • Provide technical support (“Help Desk”) for finance & accounting systems and applications, including SAP B1;
      • Act as the main point of contact for external vendors for our financial systems;
      • Create UDTs/UDFs/UDOs, as needed;
      • Further develop business process models;
      • Keeps abreast of financial record-keeping and reporting requirements, and ensures that systems are modified to meet these requirements;
      • Establishes best practices for financial systems use and ensures that these practices are used throughout the organization;
      • Further develop reporting within BOARD.

      Required Skills

      • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Computer Science, IT or related areas required;
      • 5+ years’ technical support experience with SAP B1 and expertise in SAP B1 functional and technical areas required;
      • Technical support experience for other finance & accounting applications are a plus (such as IT Works, BOARD, Crystal Reports);
      • Programming experience required;
      • Accounting knowledge strongly preferred.

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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  • Bioinformatics

    We are proud to boast a world-class bioinformatics and computational biology organization to support the cutting edge genomics research and integrated genomics services that we offer at NYGC. Our collaborative bioinformatics team is passionate about understanding and modeling human genetic variation and researching how it can be used to generate clinically actionable results.
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      Bioinformatics Analyst, Molecular Diagnostics

      Job Description

      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.

      Position Description

      The New York Genome Center is looking for a highly motivated, detail-oriented individual to join our Clinical Informatics division within the NYGC Clinical Laboratory. As a Bioinformatics Analyst specializing in molecular diagnostics, you will be responsible for the analysis of next-generation sequencing (NGS) data for hereditary diseases and cancer conformant to CLIA / CLEP guidelines. You will work as part of a team of highly experienced staff and scientists at the NYGC Clinical Laboratory.

      Job duties will include:

      • Analyze sequencing data using established workflows;
      • Perform and evaluate appropriate QC measures;
      • Implement, execute and document data analysis pipelines and workflows;
      • Analyze validation experiments for laboratory developed tests (LDT);
      • Benchmark new tools for sequencing data analysis and propose improvements;
      • Develop and apply novel analysis approaches to aid variant prioritization;
      • Summarize results in written or oral reports for CLIA laboratory personnel;
      • Assist CLIA laboratory personnel in preparing data, text and figures for LDT validation proposals, manuscripts and external presentations.

      Required Skills

      • MS degree with 2+ years’ work/research experience or PhD in bioinformatics, molecular biology, human genetics or related scientific field with demonstrable biomedical informatics skills required;
      • Background in disease-focused genomics;
      • Strong programming skills in Python and shell scripting;
      • Work experience with various sequence analysis tools, including BWA, GATK, Picard, samtools, etc.;
      • Knowledge of CNV analysis and clinical reporting;
      • Familiarity with various QC principles and analysis (e.g., concordance, contamination, standard sequencing QC metrics);
      • Work experience with commonly used public genomics datasets (1000 genomes, ExAC, OMIM, ClinVar, CIViCDB, PharmGKB etc.);
      • Detail-oriented, well-organized;
      • Team oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

      Preferred

      • Prior experience working in CLIA environment is a plus;
      • Experience of benchmarking various analysis tools;
      • Experience of working in a Linux environment, experience with SGE.

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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  • IT and Computing

    This group develops and maintains the tools and infrastructure necessary to support our scientists as they tackle ground-breaking and large-scale data and genomic analysis. They are responsible for initiating and fostering external collaborations with technology partners, as well as ensuring that NYGC is a leader in the effective use of technology.
    • Sequencing Operations

      NYGC is committed to providing the most advanced sequencing an analysis possible. Our facility was designed to accommodate ever-improving technology, and we have more sequencing capacity than any other single institution in the Tri-State area. The Sequencing Operations group is responsible for understanding and interpreting sequencing and primary bioinformatics data, and is central to the transformative work of NYGC.
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        Staff Scientist, Clinical Laboratory

        Job Description

        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, creed, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, protected veteran or military status, domestic violence victim status, partnership status, caregiver status, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 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.

        Position Description

        The New York Genome Center Clinical Laboratory is looking for a Staff Scientist to assist with clinical data analysis and reporting for constitutional genomic assays.

        Essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to

        • Identify, annotate and investigate the clinical significance of variants found in NGS-based clinical tests for constitutional disorders;
        • Prepare variant assessment summary, classify variants as per ACMG criteria, maintain accurate and detailed records of variant classification;
        • Use information from clinical notes to create a list of genes for inclusion or exclusion list for variant filtering and prioritizing;
        • Assist with literature review and interpretation of sequencing data;
        • Review Sanger sequencing and qPCR results and prepare variant level summary for clinical reporting;
        • Evaluate and implement tools for reporting and tracking variants assessed for clinical significance;
        • Assist in creation of precision medicine knowledge base of variant-disease associations in the context of constitutional disorders;
        • Prepare presentations for clinical case reviews and present evidence for multi-disciplinary review meetings; and
        • Participate in new assay validations and translational clinical activities as assigned.

        Required Skills

        • PhD in molecular biology, human genetics, biochemistry, or a related field required, MD desirable;
        • Knowledge of germline genomic variations (SNV, insertion, deletion, CNV, SV) in context of human germline disorders;
        • Search, extract, apply judgement and assess variant/disease specific information available from commonly used literature and genomics datasets;
        • Strong knowledge of Molecular Biology and Genetics;
        • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
        • Excellent general laboratory and organizational skills, including the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to train others in laboratory methods;
        • Thrives in a fast-paced, rapidly changing, start-up like environment; and
        • Self-motivated and capable of analyzing and solving complex problems through innovative thought and experience.

        Preferred

        • Prior experience working in a high volume clinical laboratory;
        • Experience with variant classification as per ACMG guidelines;
        • Previous NGS laboratory wet bench experience;
        • Knowledge of phenotype ontologies; and
        • Experience of working in a Linux environment, experience with SGE.

        Job Location

        New York, New York, United States

        Position Type

        Full-Time/Regular

         

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    • Software Engineering

      Our Software Engineers develop cutting edge tools to drive the services at NYGC. This team works closely with bioinformatics, sequencing lab, scientists, program management, and more to develop scientific applications for high-volume data processing, analysis and management.
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        Senior Software Engineer II, Full Stack

        Job Description

        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.

        Position Description

        Do you want to make a real impact in moving science forward?

        Do you want to use your skills to help medical researchers tackle new challenges?

        Genome sequencing has ushered in the era of precision medicine. The New York Genome Center generates about a petabyte of data per month, and this rate will only increase. The analysis of that data in the context of complex diseases requires a new generation of tools. We need you to help us build these tools. 

        We are building a novel genomics data repository with a web-based user interface.  We are enabling exploration through interactive visualizations. Users can share results and analyze genomic data to correlate them with clinical data.  Our audience are researchers, clinicians, genetic counselors, and—eventually—patients.

        Your work will focus on the domain logic application.  You will work closely with database engineers and the UI and visualization team.

        Essential duties and responsibilities will include the following:

        • Collaborate with bioinformatics scientists, clinical researchers and other stakeholders to gather requirements;
        • Help define architecture and design for the repository and visualization product;
        • Create the application logic layer and APIs that connect the database and UI;
        • Build and manage secure interfaces for access to restricted data;
        • Assist with database functionality as needed;
        • Assist with development of other parts of the project as requirements dictate.

        We will make reasonable accommodations so individuals with disabilities can perform the essential functions. For qualified and eligible candidates we can sponsor visas and provide a relocation package.

        Required Skills

        • BS in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience;
        • Minimum of 6 years software engineering experience;
        • Proficiency in Java;
        • Knowledge of JavaScript;
        • Knowledge of SQL;
        • Experience developing and supporting production-quality software;
        • The ability to produce readable, documented code, anticipating additions and changes and supporting modifiability and modularity;
        • Interest and willingness to learn about genomics and the infrastructure requirements for supporting genomic sciences, and a desire to work on important projects (knowledge of genomics is not necessary);
        • Effective written and oral communication skills.

        Nice to have:

        • MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field;
        • Knowledge of UI frameworks (eg, REACT, Angular, D3) ;
        • Experience as technical lead on production software projects;
        • Experience with large data warehouse applications and big data; and
        • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and flexibility to work with changing requirements.

        Job Location

        New York, New York, United States

        Position Type

        Full-Time/Regular

        Salary

        140,000.00 – 160,000.00 USD

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    • Technology Innovation

      The Technology Innovation Lab develops novel genomics methods and technologies, both extending and complementing existing approaches. Working with this diverse group provides the opportunity to collaborate with leading genomics labs in the NY area and beyond to perform innovative research that will shape the future of our industry.
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        Research Scientist, Technology Innovation

        Job Description

        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, creed, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, protected veteran or military status, domestic violence victim status, partnership status, caregiver status, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 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.

        Position Description

        The Technology Innovation Lab at NYGC conducts ground breaking genomics research by leveraging tools and techniques from molecular biology, biological chemistry, and bio-engineering. A Scientist in the Technology Innovation Lab will develop creative strategies and solutions for genomics research, working with a highly motivated team at the cutting edge of methods development and tool building.

        You should be an independent thinker that can develop new protocols and novel schemes to tackle complex problems. You will be expected to contribute to existing lab projects, as well as identify unmet needs in genomics and design new approaches to address them.

        We are looking for a team player with extensive experience in molecular biology; additional experience with biologically-focused chemistry, genetics, and/or bio-engineering is a plus. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

        • Design novel strategies to prepare samples and libraries for next-generation sequencing platforms, including methods that capture single-cell and multi-modal data, liquid biopsy, ultra-low quantities, long and linked reads, etc.
        • Demonstrate initiative in identifying opportunities for research and collaboration (as well as issues), and work independently/actively/creatively to design and execute strategies to address them.
        • Master and improve methods on the newest sequencing instruments, as they arrive.
        • Collaborate with technology providers, and provide expertise on next-generation sequencing, both within NYGC and in the wider community.
        • Maintain significant knowledge of the current, relevant scientific literature, and communicate key developments to other lab members to ensure competitiveness of the group.
        • Publish and present current research through high-impact journals, posters and presentations in a timely manner to the benefit of the research community and to improve the profile of the Center.
        • Take an active role in lab meetings, sharing and improving the knowledge of the team and obtaining information relevant to the team’s goals.
        • Contribute to writing and editing grant applications.

        Required Skills

        • Relevant PhD degree, or equivalent experience with commensurate publication record, with a strong molecular biology focus. Integration of molecular biology experience with genetics, chemistry, biochemistry and/or bio-engineering is preferred; significant post-PhD experience highly preferred.
        • Deep understanding and experience of modern molecular biology and/or chemistry tools, including next-generation sequencing methods highly preferred.
        • A consistent track record in creative problem solving is critical.
        • Ability to work in an independent manner with minimal supervision but having a strong collaborative personality.
        • Excellent communication skills and experience of writing first-author manuscripts for publication – able to present complex data in simple terms.
        • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
        • Computing skills essential, and bioinformatics experience highly preferred.

        Job Location

        New York, New York, United States

        Position Type

        Full-Time/Regular

         

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