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Senior Research Scientist

NYU Langone Medical Center
10016, New York City
$65,000.00 - $89,034.09
Closing date
17 Jan 2024

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Health Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time

NYU Grossman School of Medicine is one of the nation's top-ranked medical schools. For 175 years, NYU Grossman School of Medicine has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history and enrich the lives of countless people. An integral part of NYU Langone Health, the Grossman School of Medicine at its core is committed to improving the human condition through medical education, scientific research, and direct patient care. At NYU Langone Health, equity, diversity, and inclusion are fundamental values. We strive to be a place where our exceptionally talented faculty, staff, and students of all identities can thrive. We embrace diversity, inclusion, and individual skills, ideas, and knowledge. For more information, go to, and interact with us on LinkedInGlassdoorIndeed, FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Position Summary:

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Senior Research Scientist. The newly founded Petljak Lab is seeking a motivated and creative Senior Research Scientist to join a multidisciplinary team in investigating the causes and consequences of somatic mutagenesis and somatic cell evolution in cancer and aging, including cell-intrinsic and environmental mutational sources. The work aims to aid development of new preventative and therapeutic strategies in cancer and builds on our recent publications focusing on deconvoluting mutational signatures from cancer genomes and using them as readouts to identify sources and functional impact of individual mutational processes in cancer (Cell, 2019; Nature, 2023; Nature Genetics, 2023).

As a Senior Research Scientist in the Petljak Lab, you will be expected to work independently, perform independent experiments, develop and optimize assays, and collect/analyze/interpret/present data. You will be located with the Petljak lab in the brand new, state-of-the art CURE facility in the centre of Manhattan. Regularly scheduled meetings with the Principal Investigator will ensure that as the successful candidate, you will also benefit from becoming an integral part of the growing and dynamic research team, be afforded the ability to lead research project, and be exposed to a wide range of cutting-edge technologies and techniques. You can also expect to receive commensurate academic and IP credit for your efforts, including authorship on publications and patents, the ability to attend scientific conferences, present to various audiences and gain exposure to experts across disciplines.

Job Responsibilities:

Initiates, interprets, organizes, executes, and coordinates research assignments critical to department’s mission.

Formulates and conducts research on problems of considerable scope and complexity.

Explores subject area and defines scope and selection of problems for investigation through conceptually related studies or series of projects of lesser scope.

Makes decisions and recommendations that have a major impact on extensive scientific research activities.

Develops new ideas that promote current research. Exercises a high degree of creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in planning, organizing, and guiding extensive scientific research programs and activities of outstanding novelty and/or importance.

May manage the operations of a lab for the Principal Investigator by supervising Post Docs and technicians. Oversees the maintenance and upkeep of all instruments and laboratory facilities.

Ensures timely and accurate completion of research projects.

May provide students with technical guidance and direction in the operation of various sample preparation techniques, extraction lines, and equipment as well as general laboratory practices and safety protocols.

May seek grant funding from external sources in support of their independent research projects with consent of the Pl and the Department Chair. May participate in writing grant proposals.

May be responsible research/lab quality control and compliance.

May develop protocol for the collection and quality of research data.

Develops research techniques and methodologies.

May determine and establish laboratory policies, procedures and practices.

Maintains a thorough knowledge of the advances in specialized fields through attendance of scientific conferences.

May make significant contributions to scientific papers. Is a resource/ author/ co-author for reports and presentations.

May provide recommendations for equipment purchases and for the redesign of lab space.

May coordinate the activity and experimental design between various labs, scientific staff, and collaborators. Identifies and resolves technical problems.

May serve on internal committees to help further goals of research projects and bring new expertise to the research program.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

To qualify you must have a PhD and 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

3+ years experience working with in vivo models.
Expertise in molecular biology.
Experience in next-generation sequencing technologies and library preparations.

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU Grossman School of Medicine provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

NYU Grossman School of Medicine is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
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NYU Langone Health provides a salary range to comply with the New York City Law on Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements. The salary range for the role is $65,000.00 - $89,034.09 Annually. Actual salaries depend on a variety of factors, including experience, specialty, education, and hospital need. The salary range or contractual rate listed does not include bonuses/incentive, differential pay or other forms of compensation or benefits.

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