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Research Technician C

Research Technician C

Job ID 
2017-10395
Campus 
Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
Posting Date 
7/17/2017
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

 

In this position, the successful candidate will work independently under the supervision of the PI on projects related to sarcoma biology, will manage the PI’s laboratory, and will train new lab members in appropriate techniques and laboratory procedures (maintaining records, etc) as needed.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Our laboratory studies sarcoma biology, with emphases on interactions between sarcoma cells and their microenvironment, understanding the biology of sarcoma metastasis, and developing therapies based on our findings. Specific projects include determining the role of the Wnt signaling pathway in osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma, studying the role of the RNA helicase DDX3 in sarcoma biology, especially DNA damage repair, and studying the biology of sarcoma metastasis, including the development of clinically useful biomarkers.

 

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.

 

*May not be applicable.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Required to have at least a Bachelor's Degree in a related science or equivalent skills or experience.
  • Two to four and one half years of experience.
  • Familiarity with protein, pipetting and general biology.
  • Experience with making solutions and pH'ing solutions.
  • The ideal candidate will have superior written and verbal communication skill as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.