Full-time, Paid, Research Technician, Immunology

March 30, 2020

Wed., Feb. 17

Position Description
The Van de Brink laboratory at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is seeking a research technician. Research technicians will perform research activities in collaboration with internal/external personnel to complete science-based projects. They will normally receive detailed instructions while making observations, analyzing data, and interpreting results according to laboratory procedures. The Research Technician will provide support to all technical/research staff and postdocs. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing mouse husbandry and colony, including obtaining biopsies and genotyping animals by PCR or Southern blot hybridization
  • Preparing laboratory equipment, instruments, solutions, stains, assays and other supplies as instructed for research experiment
  • Performing culture and/or cell separation methods; electrophoretic separations: assays (e.g., RIA, TIA, ELISA); basic biology or other specialized science techniques depending on the lab
  • Operating lab equipment such as centrifuges, pH meters, analytical balancers, scintillation counters, spectrophotometers, light microscopes and other equipment as instructed
  • Handling animals requiring injection of animals, collection/harvesting of tissues, fluids; animal autopsies in order to make chemical identification and conduct analyses
  • Responding to and completing tasks as instructed by the P.I. and staff associated with designated research projects by carrying out the requested activities
  • Providing assistance with other on-going research for peers and research personnel in the laboratory by completing tasks related to the projects within the deadline specified
  • Performing necessary analysis and calculations, records data and writes reports on research findings
  • Responding to and producing reports comprising of the requested statistics for the study as requested by the laboratory head and members of the research team
  • Assisting Administrative Assistant in generation of purchase order information for supplies and equipment by gathering information for online purchase

Position Requirements

  • Must have Bachelor's Degree in Sciences with relevant laboratory experience 
  • Must be familiar with basic molecular biology procedures such as cloning and DNA/RNA and tissue culture procedures, extractions from bacteria and tissues
  • Must have animal handling skills 

Time Commitment

To apply, please email Sheena Kapoor at [email protected]