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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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      Postdoctoral Researcher, Landau 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

      The Landau Lab at the New York Genome Center is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position. The Landau lab develops computational and experimental tools to study the fundamental question of somatic evolution in health and disease. Our research is geared towards uncovering basic principles in evolutionary biology, using both patient derived samples and experimental systems for modeling cancer evolution in vitro and in vivo.

      The team includes a formidable group of scientists with interest and expertise which includes technology development, mathematical modeling, computer science and deep learning approaches, single-cell technology, genome and epigenome editing, liquid biopsy, high throughput approaches for optical barcodes and immunotherapy strategies.

      In addition to the basic science interest, we also seek to apply this knowledge to designing the next generation of precision medicine tools to overcome cancer evolution, as a central challenge to cancer cure today.

      Postdoctoral researchers will have the opportunity to develop an independent research program, work with leading collaborators across NYC and the Harvard/MIT community, and receive training in cutting-edge techniques for both the dry and wet lab.

      Required Skills

      • PhD in quantitative field (i.e. statistics, physics, mathematics or computer science) with a demonstrated interest in biological questions; or
      • PhD in a biological field with strong demonstrated programming and analytical skills or technology development.

      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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      Bioinformatics Associate, Landau Lab

      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 Landau Lab at the New York Genome Center is looking for a highly motivated, detail-oriented individual to join our efforts to study the basic principles of cancer evolution. As an Associate you will be trained in the analysis and interpretation of next-generation sequencing (NGS) data, originating from patient samples as well as experimental modeling of cancer evolution, under the guidance of advanced bioinformaticians.

      Job Duties:

      • Learn and assist in analyzing sequencing data using established pipelines;
      • Learn and perform appropriate QC measures;
      • Learn and develop/benchmark new tools for sequencing data analysis;
      • Assist and collaborate with internal and external researchers in interpretation of sequencing data.

      The successful applicants will be part of a fast-paced and dynamic team. The Landau Lab will provide significant on-the-job training. We seek a candidate who is motivated and can take independent initiative. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to gain experience to move into a PhD program within a couple of years, based on the new skillset they develop at New York Genome Center (though, this is not a requirement).

      Required Skills

      • BS or MS degree, or equivalent experience;
      • Team oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills, collaboration skills and an eagerness to learn;
      • Exposure to NGS data analysis preferred;
      • A working understanding of code and script;
      • Training in statistics or machine learning a plus.

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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      Research Scientist, Single Cell Genomics, Satija Lab
      Job Description
      The Satija Lab at the New York Genome Center is looking for a research scientist with strong expertise in molecular biology. Our group develops computational and experimental tools to enable genomic profiling of single cells, with a particular interest in immune regulation and developmental biology.  We have established high-throughput and highly parallelized workflows for single cell analysis, leveraging both liquid-handling automation and droplet microfluidics. We are looking for a motivated molecular biologist to join our team, assist in the development and application of new molecular approaches, and to coordinate experimental work across the lab.

       

      Required Skills
      • BS, MA, or recent PhD in Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry or related field;
      • Familiarity with the Illumina sequencing platform
      • Demonstrated experience in molecular biology, library preparation, next-generation sequencing approaches.
      • Experience in high-throughput automation, robotics, microfluidic workflows, and/or single cell analysis is a plus.
      • Excellent general laboratory and organizational skills, including the ability to work independently, and to train others in laboratory techniques.
      • Strong multi-tasking skills; willingness and enthusiasm to contribute to diverse research projects, both within the lab and also with collaborators across NYC.

       

      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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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      Senior Director, IT Infrastructure

      Position Description

      The Senior Director, IT Infrastructure will provide leadership for the strategic direction and oversight of NYGC’s computational, data, network and security infrastructure.

      The ideal candidate will have substantial experience developing and maintaining solutions to support large-scale, high-throughput scientific applications and data, in a 24-7, mission-critical environment.   A strong candidate will have exhaustive knowledge of the technical resources in their field, strong opinions on how best to deploy those resources, and the ability to explain his or her reasoning both at a high level and in detail. He or she must have expertise in security and understanding of security compliance issues, preferably in a HIPAA environment. The ideal candidate will also have a deep interest in using their expertise to advance medical research.

      This position will be responsible for managing multiple teams, including:

      • a research computing team that manages a multi-petabyte data storage system, multiple databases, and thousands of cores;
      • a networking and security team that is responsible for both internal and external networking (including an internal network that transfers petabytes of data per day) and security meeting high ISO and HIPAA standards, subject to regular external audits;
      • a desktop support team, responsible for deskside support of both PCs and MACs, A/V and phones;
      • a system administration team responsible for core IT functions deployed on large numbers of virtual machines.

      The Senior Director will also be responsible for developing and maintaining external collaborations with technology partners, as well as constantly evaluating emerging technologies to maintain the Center as a leader in the effective use of technology. This position will also require collaboration with IT leaders from partner institutions.

      Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

      • Provide operational oversight of high-performance computing infrastructure, large-scale data storage, and possibly third-party IT services for research computing;
      • Establish metrics for service delivery to researchers;
      • Manage escalation of technical requests and continually identify opportunities for improvement in both services and architecture;
      • Directly engage the research community to understand evolving and projected requirements;
      • Manage performance of team leaders;
      • Investigate emerging technologies and services and drive innovative technology projects;
      • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of public cloud technologies and how they may be applicable in our environment;
      • Forecast capacity requirements and budgets;
      • Prepare budgets, and assist in budgeting for grant applications.

      Position Requirements

      • MS in computer science, information technology, or a computationally-intensive scientific discipline;
      • Minimum of 10 years of experience developing and deploying high-performance, high-throughput IT solutions for scientific research;
      • Experience with petabyte-scale data management and massively parallel infrastructure highly preferred;
      • Must possess a solid understanding of high-performance computing architectures and technologies;
      • Must possess a strong customer service orientation;
      • Ability to oversee environments requiring high levels of security and regulatory compliance, including HIPAA;
      • Experience with protected health information or personally-identifiable information is a plus;
      • Experience in a computational biology and bioinformatics setting is a plus but not essential;
      • Excellent leadership and exceptional verbal and written communication skills;
      • Ability to provide technical depth, but also communicate the “big picture” to non-scientific stakeholders, is essential.
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      Systems Administrator, Enterprise Computing

      Position Description

      The Systems Administrator will be responsible for supporting the backend IT infrastructure for the end-user computing experience and business applications at the NY Genome Center. The Systems Administrator will work closely with IT leadership and key decision makers in other departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions. This individual will be responsible for technologies in the enterprise server environment, including, but not limited to,   such components as Active Directory, Exchange Server, VMware, SAP server management, Cisco UCS and other Windows and Linux services.

      Job duties will include, but are not limited to:

      • Automation – Expert knowledge of C# / ASP.Net in conjunction with PowerShell to simplify routine daily tasks in the employee portal.
      • Authentication – Expert knowledge of AD management and optimization; strong understanding of ADFS and federation technologies.
      • Exchange / Enterprise Email Infrastructure – Experience with Exchange Server 2016, mail relay, security appliance management and optimization.
      • Email Archiving and Encryption – Experience with various archiving, compliance and mail encryption tools.
      • VMware – Strong understanding of virtualization, with extensive experience maintaining VM/ VDI environments.
      • Monitoring – Ensuring uptime of production-level network and server infrastructure.
      • Enterprise IT Security – Understanding of IT security best practices and their practical applications in a back-office environment.
      • Scripting / Automation – Experience in using PowerShell to automate everyday tasks and create custom solutions.

      Required Skills

      General

      • Bachelor’s degree and six years of related work experience;
      • Strong technical knowledge of telecommunications, network and PC/Mac operating systems;
      • Strong technical knowledge of C#, ASP.net, and PowerShell;
      • Extensive application support experience;
      • Proven experience in IT infrastructure planning and development;
      • Strong understanding of human resource management practices as it relates to IT;
      • Strong understanding of project management principles;
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
      • Excellent interpersonal skills;
      • Strong ability to troubleshoot technical problems and perform root-cause analysis;
      • Ability to evaluate technologies and make build/buy decisions;
      • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language;
      • Ability to document and share knowledge;
      • Ability to work in a collaborative team-oriented environment;
      • High level of self-motivation;
      • Keen attention to detail;
      • Proven analytical, evaluative and problem-solving abilities;
      • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment;
      • Understanding of data privacy and regulatory environments is helpful;
      • Exceptional customer service orientation.

      Technical

      • Direct administration, support, and /or implementing of the following environments/technologies:
        • C# / ASP.Net
        • Exchange 2016/Office 365
        • Active Directory
        • DNS and DHCP
        • Cisco UCS Environment
        • VMware 6.0 or higher
        • Email Encryption
        • EMC Storage Products
        • Backup solutions
        • Microsoft PowerShell Scripting
        • Amazon Route 53
        • Microsoft Windows Server 2016

      Preferred

      • Prior experience in a healthcare, pharma or life sciences environment;
      • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, MIS, CIS or related discipline;
      • OS X & Linux familiarity;
      • CentOS 6.0 or higher helpful.

      Job Location New York, New York, United States

       

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Technology Innovation

    Our Innovation Lab is currently testing several novel technologies with the potential to complement and enhance current technologies. Working with this group provides the opportunity to be on the cutting-edge of new technology and to perform innovative research that will shape the future of our industry.