• Research Technician C

    Posting Date 4 days ago(4/16/2018 4:00 PM)
    Job ID
    2017-10623
    Campus
    Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
    Employee Classification
    1199 Union
    Department
    Radiation Oncology
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • 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 Research Technician will participate in our laboratory research in Radiation Oncology. Duties would involve mammalian cell lines and irradiation of cell lines in vitro and in vivo. Additional duties would involve cellular and molecular biological techniques and performing experiments in immunotherapy and radiotherapy.

     

    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, and two to four and one half years of experience. Familiarity with protein, pipetting and general biology.

     

    The ideal candidate will have have experience in the following:

    • maintenance and propagation of mammalian cell lines and irradiation of tissue and cell lines
    • Cell Biological techniques: Immunofluoroscence, Apoptosis assays (TUNEL assay, MC-540,Annexin & PI), Colony Forming assays, Cell viability assay (MTT),
      Cell cycle Analysis
    • Biological Techniques: SDS-PAGE, Western blotting, Northern Blotting (Dot blot). 
    • Molecular biological techiques: PCR, RT-PCR, REAL-TIME PCR, SNP Assays, Stable and Transient transfections, Cloning, Lipofectamine method, Luciferase assay, SSCP, FISH, Electromobility shift assays, ChIP PCR. 
    • Animal handling: mice and rats
    • Laboratory equipment: ABI 310 Genetic Analyzer, ABI PRISM 7900HT, HYDRA, Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imager, 3D- Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope (LSCM)

     

    Additional qualifications:

    • Clinically have extensive expertise in isolating RNA, DNA and performing experiments like TUNEL assays, Real-time PCR, SSCP, FISH etc., from Paraffin embedded tumor specimens, frozen blood samples, frozen tissue sections, saliva and smears from Cancer patient samples by Laser Capture Microdissection, and needle microdissection.
    • Superior written and verbal communications skills
    • ability to operate independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team

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