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Research positions: computational and/or wet lab

Weill Cornell Medicine/ICB
New York City, New York (US)
You will be offered competitive salary (above NIH guidelines) and generous benefits.
Closing date
10 Jun 2024

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Health Science
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Research Positions at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City

Exciting opportunities are available for multiple research positions in the laboratory of Prof. Ekta Khurana (

Postdoctoral Positions in Computational Biology

We are looking for highly motivated individuals to lead exciting projects in cancer genomics. Some active themes of research include discovery of drivers of lineage plasticity in treatment resistance, algorithm development for use of cell-free DNA to decode tumor epigenome and transcriptome, and deciphering the effects of tumor microenvironment on treatment resistance using single-cell approaches. Our current focus is on prostate and breast cancer but we are interested in the evolution of different cancer types. Successful candidates will have opportunities to collaborate with a diverse group of scientists and clinicians, for example, computational biologists, cancer biologists, oncologists, and pathologists. The Khurana lab has access to clinical data and patient specimens and participates actively in national cancer genomics consortia. We are looking for candidates across the wide spectrum of computational biology: from those interested in wet lab work and data analysis, to those interested in machine learning and methods development.

Eligibility: We are looking for a diverse group of candidates and a PhD in either of these fields would be required: computational biology, computer science, genomics, cancer biology, or a related field. A strong computational background, proficiency in at least one programming language and knowledge of statistics are also required.

Research Specialist/Technician

An exciting opportunity exists for an individual who has extensive wet lab expertise for the position of Research Specialist/Lab Manager. The suitable candidate will participate in multiple projects and work closely with the PI, computational biologists and collaborators. We are looking for an individual with experience in cell culture and molecular biology techniques, such as DNA and RNA extraction, Western blot, qPCR, cloning, ChIP-seq, CRISPR and other omics assays. Interest in staying abreast of latest technology is required.  The projects will involve working with cell culture, organoids, and patient specimens for various omics assays including but not limited to ATAC-seq, RNA-seq, whole-genome sequencing, and single-cell sequencing. A strong background in the biology of cancer and an ability to work both independently and cooperatively to support the efforts of the computational group in the lab are required.

Eligibility: While a PhD is preferred, we will consider candidates with a BS or MS in molecular biology and extensive research experience.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a CV and names of three references to Prof. Khurana ( Please put the word ‘Postdoc Application 2024’ or ‘Research Specialist Application 2024’ in the subject line of your email.

About Weill Cornell Medicine: Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center located in New York City with multiple joint programs with the neighboring Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Rockefeller University and Cornell University in Ithaca. Over the past several years NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center has been rated as one of the top five hospitals in the United States.

Weill Cornell Medicine is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EOE/M/F/Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Salary and benefits: You will be offered competitive salary (above NIH guidelines) and generous benefits.



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