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Research Technician A

Research Technician A

Job ID 
2017-10327
Campus 
Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
Posting Date 
6/27/2017
Employee Classification 
1199 Union
Department 
Pediatrics
Position Type 
Regular Full-Time

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ABOUT US

Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.

 

Einstein’s major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty’s consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

 

Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art “hospital without beds”, a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state’s first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein’s clinical faculty and training Einstein’s medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.

 

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

 

POSITION

 

The Burk Laboratory of the Pediatrics Department is one of the foremost HPV labs in the world. The main focus of the Burk laboratory is to understanding how evolution of human papillomaviruses (HPV) has resulted in the emergence of HPV types that are highly pathogenic and cause multiple cancers in humans (e.g., cervix, head & neck, skin). The studies of the HPV genome are translational in nature (i.e., contribute to knowledge about how to use HPV testing to prevent cervix cancer).

 

The Burk Laboratory is seeking a Research Technician A to assist with a research project that involves the molecular genetic characterization of HPV genomes from clinical samples. The studies are involved in characterizing the presence, specific type and methylation state (i.e., CpG methylation) of the viral genome and cervix pre-cancer and cancer.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

The person will:

  • perform a few, relatively simple, technical procedures
  • Receive samples
  • Process DNA
  • Enter data
  • Other related research laboratory duties as needed
  • require intermittent guidance
  • rarely be responsible for ordering supplies and equipment for the laboratory

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Required to have High School diploma and one year technical school, or Associate's degree or equivalent skills and experience
  • Knowledgable in basic computer software such as word, excel and powerpoint preferred