About the Landau Lab
The Landau Lab (landaulab.org) develops cutting-edge single-cell multi-omics technologies to study cancer evolution. We use both computational and experimental methods to study these questions, with an interdisciplinary integration of approaches from computational genetics, functional genomics, and molecular biology. Dr Landau has a joint lab between Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) and the New York Genome Center (NYGC). This position will primarily be based at Weill Cornell Medicine.
The Technology Innovation Lead will develop creative protocols for sample and library preparation for single cell genomics and will push the cutting edge of genomics through exploratory research.
The candidate should be an independent thinker that can develop new protocols and novel schemes to solve complex problems. They will innovate in a revolutionary rather than evolutionary manner. The candidate will be expected to contribute to existing lab projects as well as identify unmet needs in genomics and design new approaches to address them.
Given the interdisciplinary nature of our team, we are looking for candidates with extensive experience in molecular biology, biologically focused chemistry, and/or bio-engineering.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Monitor developments in sequencing technology and remain on the cutting edge of NGS technology and its many applications;
- Design novel strategies to prepare samples and libraries for multi-omics single-cell technology;
- Master and improve methods on the newest sequencing instruments, as they arrive;
- Collaborate with new technology providers and provide expertise on next-generation sequencing to maintain NYGC/WCM at the forefront of sequencing and genomic analysis;
- Be a source of knowledge for the team and the rest of the center in applying your skills to solve specific research problems;
- 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 part in lab meetings, sharing and improving the knowledge of the team and obtaining information relevant to the team’s goals.