Supervisor, Integrated Genomics Operation (IGO) Lab

Job Locations USA-NY-New York
Posted Date 6 days ago(3/12/2018 5:30 PM)
Requisition ID
Research - Laboratory

Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.


For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

We are currently seeking a candidate to join the Integrated Genomics Operation (IGO) as a Supervisor, IGO Lab specializes in high throughput genomics technologies, including a variety of sequencing platforms, and coordinates with other groups in the Center for Molecular Oncology (CMO) to provide investigators with a full range of genomic services.  Our process is fully inclusive: we assist investigators with phenotypic characterization of tissues and macro dissection of specimens, and extract DNA and RNA from a wide variety of sources (single cells, FFPE and fresh frozen sample, buccal swab, circulating free DNA, etc.) to support basic, translational and clinical research. Ultimately, the focus of our work is to help establish the basis of cancer pathogenesis, diagnostics and treatment at MSKCC. The candidate will lead the Tissue and Extraction Team.


As a Supervisor, you will:

  • Lead a team of experienced Research Assistants.
  • Work with a pathologist to help phenotypically characterize tissue specimens.
  • Supervise/perform the preparation of sections from fresh frozen or Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded (FFPE) tissue for staining and macro dissection.
  • Supervise/perform extraction of DNA and RNA from specimens. 
  • Work with automation engineer to automate all possible processes.
  • Lead by example a team of seasoned technicians.
  • Evaluate emerging molecular pathology technologies related to nucleic acids extraction.
  • Prepare quarterly report on throughput and capacity.
  • Maintain a Lean Workflow for all processes.
  • Work closely with staff from IGO and the CMO to maintain open and proactive lines of communication.
  • Communicate with vendor technical support and sales representatives.

You are:

  • An enthusiastic researcher organized and detail-oriented.
  • A charismatic leader able to energize a team.
  • Able to work independently while working in a large team.
  • Someone handling a fast paced environment and the pressure associated with deadlines with calm and maximum efficiency.
  • A valued supervisor.
  • An outstanding communicator.

You have:

  • A Master’s degree with 5 years full-time relevant experience. 
  • Previous exposure to pathology and nucleic acid extraction work is a must.
  • Previous exposure to a LIMS systems preferred. #LI-SB1 


MSK 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, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


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