Postdoctoral Associate, Sanjana Lab

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 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.

To be considered for this role, please email Dr. Sanjana at with the following items: 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.


The pay range for this position is $58,500-68,000 per year; base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. In addition, NYGC offers a $1,000 per month taxable postdoctoral housing allowance and a full range of medical, financial, and other benefits as well as generous time off.

Job Location
New York, New York, United States
Position Type