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Research Technician C

Research Technician C

Job ID 
2017-10344
Campus 
Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
Posting Date 
6/22/2017
Employee Classification 
1199 Union
Department 
Cancer Center
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 RESPONSIBILITIES

The Analytical Imaging Facility provides a comprehensive light and electron microscope imaging facility dedicated to bringing state of the art methods in modern imaging to biomedical scientists with all levels of expertise. The AIF staff has been cross-trained to offer a seamless transition from classical histology, to high resolution light microscope imaging in 3D, to state of the art electron microscopy. 

 

The technician will participate in the light microscopy component of a variety of projects from a diverse group of investigators.

 

This is an upper level technician position for someone who has extensive experience in live cell fluorescence microscopy, image processing software and quantitative data analysis.  The technician must be motivated and be able to work independently under the supervision of the Directors of the facility.  It is essential that the technician have excellent communication skills.  Finally, the technician must be able to work well in a heterogeneous multi-user environment.

 

Responsibilities:

1. Operation and maintenance of light microscopes, laser scanning confocal microscopes and associated computer hardware and software.

2. Train new users in microscope operation and computer imaging techniques.

3. Perform live cell imaging experiments

4. Perform quantitative image analysis of experimental data

5. Train users in quantitative image analysis of experimental data

6. Maintain computer hardware and software infrastructure

7. Document experimental protocols and image analysis for live cell imaging

8. Figure production and web presentation of data

9. Maintain lab inventory, order supplies and general lab housekeeping.

10. Other related lab duties as assigned.

 

The person will:

  • perform simple or moderately complex technical procedures
  • require only infrequent guidance
  • may frequently be responsible for ordering supplies and equipment for the laboratory
  • may occasionally train or guide other technical personnel
  • may modify experimental protocols
  • occasionally analyze and interpret data
  • may make occasional written contributions to papers and grant proposals.*
  • An understanding of moderately complex scientific literature and moderate understanding of research goals and rationale is required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Required to have at least a Bachelor's Degree in a related science or equivalent skills or experience, and two to four and one half years of experience.
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  • Training: knowledge of optics and fluorescence imaging preferred
  • Experience in fluorescence microscope imaging preferred