Full-time, Paid, Research Assistant, Metastatic Cancer

March 7, 2022

Mon., Jan. 31

The Piskounova Lab at Weill Cornell Medicine

Position Description
The Piskounova Lab at Weill Cornell Medicine is seeking someone to join their melanoma and pancreatic cancer research team.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Organize equipment and reagents. Place orders as needed. Ensure laboratory is in compliance with safety and environmental regulations
  • Liaise with vendors, service personnel and laboratory administration
  • Culture and manipulation of human cell lines and xenograft tumors, including drug administration and RNA interference experiments
  • Immunohistochemical and immunofluorescent stains; DNA and RNA analysis, including QPCR; western blotting
  • Mouse necropsy, tissue/fluid collection and processing for molecular biology, metabolomics, immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Life sciences or a related scientific discipline with two years experience or a Master’s degree with requisite knowledge and skills
  • Experience with computer systems including web-based application and Microsoft Office suite. Experience with relational databases (e.g. Filemaker Pro) and image software (e.g. Adobe Photoshop) is preferred.\
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Prior experience with breeding and experimentation of laboratory rodents preferred but not essential
  • Background in mammalian cell culture and/or molecular biology
  • Ability to work both independently as well as in a team

Time Commitment
Full-time, with a two-year commitment with 40 hours per week.

$20 - 25 per hour

To apply, please email your cv and cover letter to Elena Piskounova.