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Single-Cell Genomics Technology Innovation Lead, Landau lab

New York Genome Center
Job Location
101 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
United States
Job Description

About the Landau Lab


The Landau Lab ( 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.


Position Description


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.

Position Requirements


  • Relevant PhD degree with a strong molecular biology, chemistry, or engineering focus.  
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of modern molecular biology and/or chemistry tools, including next-generation sequencing methods;
  • A proven track record in innovation and technology development;
  • Ability to work in an independent manner with minimal supervision but having a strong collaborative personality;
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills;
  • Computing skills essential, and bioinformatics experience preferred.




  • Technical and Professional Skills: Consistently demonstrates skills and knowledge relevant for current role; strives to expand the depth and breadth of technical and professional skills; works with a high level of integrity; exhibits focus and discipline; appropriately prioritizes, manages expectations and delivers on commitments.
  • Collaborative & Communicative: Models collaboration and teamwork; brings out the best in others; effectively works with all levels, internally and externally; respects and embraces diversity of perspective; communicates clearly and listens carefully; uses good judgment as to what to communicate and when to do so.
  • Adaptable & Innovative: Adaptable and embraces change; develops new insights and pursues improvements and efficiency; fosters exchange of new ideas and willing to challenge the status quo; takes initiative and is solution-oriented; engages in work with passion and curiosity.
  • Leader and Manager: Attracts, develops and retains diverse talent to achieve outstanding results; encourages professional development, coaches and regularly communicates expectations and feedback; aligns and inspires efforts toward our mission; translates organizational vision into action; responsibly utilizes NYGC’s human and financial resources to ensure organizational and financial health; uses good judgment when making decisions; pushes boundaries and generates new ideas.
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About the New York Genome Center


The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit, academic research organization dedicated to advancing genomic research. NYGC scientists and staff are furthering new approaches to diagnosing and treating neurological diseases and cancer through their unique capabilities in whole genome sequencing, RNA sequencing, state-of-the art analytics, and the development of genomic tools. NYGC concentrates specifically on disease-based research in the following areas: neuropsychiatric disease (autism, schizophrenia, bipolar); neurodegenerative disease (ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s), and cancer.


Located in Lower Manhattan, the New York Genome Center was founded by and remains closely affiliated with twelve leading academic medical centers and research universities in the New York region and beyond, engaging in research projects with and for these institutions. Essential to our collaborative work is an outstanding faculty, whose members typically hold a joint appointment at NYGC and a partner university. They support our scientific mission by conducting independent research in areas of mutual interest to us and the wider scientific community.


Equal Opportunity


Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the core mission at the NYGC. We strive to create a workplace environment that is welcoming and fair to all regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, or religion. We believe that when people of various backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives work together in an inclusive and equitable environment we gain new and valuable perspectives that otherwise would have been missed. Valuing and supporting all NYGC employees as individuals while helping them realize their full potential is critical to promoting greater collaboration, innovation, and discovery – fostering a sense of belonging for our greatest strength, our people.


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.