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Research Technician C

Research Technician C

Job ID 
2017-10542
Campus 
Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
Posting Date 
8/14/2017
Employee Classification 
1199 Union
Department 
Stem Cell Institute
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.

 

The Ruth L. and David S. Gottesman Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine was created following a large philanthropic gift from the Gottesman family to provide individual investigators and, multidisciplinary teams with the resources needed to realize the promise of this emerging field. Allen M. Spiegel, M.D., the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean, and faculty of Albert Einstein C ollege of Medicine has designated space on the first floor of the Michael F. Price C enter for Genetic and Translational Medicine and Harold and Muriel

Block Research Pavilion, and renovated space in other buildings (C hanin, Ullmann, Kennedy) to establish an institute that would set the standard in stem cell research and regenerative medicine, nationally and internationally. The Institute’s mission is: i) to advance the scientific knowledge in stem cell biology and breakthroughs in regenerative medicine through faculty interactions, research support and education; ii) to foster collaborations and innovations by bridging scientific fields and overcome natural departmental barriers; iii) to translate basic science discoveries into novel stem cell-based therapies that impact clinical care.

 

 

Lab background: The Frenette laboratory uses genetic mouse models and cultured cells to understand how hematopoietic stem cells are maintained and mature in the bone marrow.  Our research also focuses on the role of vaso-occlusion and inflammation in disease and the role of the nervous system in cancer. 

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Breeding, weaning, genotyping and maintaining lab mouse strains.
  • Mouse and/or human cell line and stem cell culture.
  • Basic molecular biology work: PCR, cloning, electrophoresis, DNA/RNA/Protein preps
  • Ordering supplies, maintenance of lab stocks, solution preparations
  • Assistance in troubleshooting and maintaining laboratory equipment
  • Occasional histology and microscopy work
  • Occasional after hours and weekend hours if some experiments required
  • 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.

 

Lab Position title and hours: Technician. Hours are typical Monday-Friday 9-5pm, however ability to work somewhat flexible hours (sometimes after hours and sometimes weekends- small block of hours as the experiments require) may be expected.

 

Location: Frenette Laboratory, Ruth L. and David S. Gottesman Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. The school is a short commute from the Westchester county and also easily accessible (half hour) by express trains/buses from Manhattan.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA or BS in Related Science or equivalent skills and experience, plus -2-4.5 years of experience.
  • Experience in basic molecular biology required (PCR, cloning, electrophoresis, DNA/RNA preps etc…)
  • Experience with mouse handling and colony management essential (mouse tailing, bleeding, genotyping, weaning, breeding and strain maintenance)
  • Experience with tissue culture preferred (human and mouse cell lines, and stem cells)
  • Prior experience in lab management preferred (ordering supplies, maintaining stocks, solution preparations etc…)