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Weill Cornell Medical College Research Specialist-Molecular Genomics Core Lab in New York, New York

Position Summary

The Epigenomics Core Facility at Weill Cornell is an advanced genomics center that specializes in developing and providing cutting edge technologies for epigenetic and genetic profiling. Among the core expertise are methylation profiling, chromatin accessibility, single cell gene expression and extensive computational infrastructure for management, analysis and distribution of data. This role is reponsible for providing technical support for the existing core facility resources and services, assay development, and implementation of new techniques primarily based on high-throughput sequencing assays. This role will also work with the Core Director to review and troubleshoot procedures and to maintain complete documentation for assay development, sample and process tracking, quality assessment, data return and results reporting.

Job Responsibilities

  • Performs experimental procedures as outlined in the core facility‚Äôs standard operating procedures.

  • Performs molecular biological techniques, PCR, DNA/RNA and single cells quality control, library preparation for high throughput sequencing.

  • Runs automated and high throughput instrumentation, including Illumina sequencers.

  • Troubleshoots assays; detects and resolves technical problems with the instruments and with samples.

  • Under supervision, tests and implements new protocols and optimizes existing protocols.

  • Organizes and summarizes data for group presentations and for publication.


  • Bachelor's Degree


Bachelor's degree, preferably in the biological sciences.

Minimum 2 years relevant work experience.

Commitment of two years required.

Experience with automated instrumentation is highly desired.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to collaborate with others, reliable and a strong sense of responsibility.

  • Attention to detail and multitasking abilities, with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to work with a team in a high throughput production environment.

  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).

  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite and database applications.

Licenses and Certifications

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Position requires flexibility and willingness to work irregular hours and some weekends.

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. Our doctors and scientists-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization-are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients - the center of everything we do. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Weill Cornell Medicine provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.