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Research Technician B

Research Technician B

Job ID 
2017-10657
Campus 
Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
Posting Date 
10/24/2017
Employee Classification 
1199 Union
Department 
Cell Biology
Position Type 
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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 Cell Biology Department is conducting research which the mechanisms of virus infection and virus assembly, using non-pathogenic RNA viruses as model systems to study these processes at the molecular level. The Kielian Lab is looking to hire a Research Technician C to assist in our multi-disciplinary research projects in molecular virology. The position involves training in and use of a wide variety of methods in molecular biology, protein biochemistry, cell biology, and virology, and includes general lab organization and maintenance. The lab has interesting research opportunities with a collaborative and friendly atmosphere. Candidates should be willing to make a two-year commitment.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Research Technician in Molecular Virology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
 
Our research addresses the mechanisms of virus infection and virus assembly, using non-pathogenic viruses as model systems to study these processes at the molecular level. We are looking to hire a laboratory research technician to assist in our multi-disciplinary research projects in molecular virology (https://sites.google.com/site/kielianlab/ ).
Research on viral entry and exit pathways is critical to understanding the interactions of viral and host cell proteins during infection and to the development of new antiviral therapies. Our research focuses primarily on alphaviruses and flaviviruses, virus groups that include important human pathogens such as dengue, West Nile, and chikungunya viruses. The position involves training in and use of a wide variety of methods in molecular biology, protein biochemistry, cell biology, and virology. The position includes general lab organization, ordering, and maintenance of computer-based records of methods and reagents. The lab has many interesting research opportunities and a collaborative and friendly atmosphere. The technician will be expected to participate in the scientific activities of the laboratory, including attendance at lab meetings and preparation and presentation of research results. Candidates should be willing to make a two-year commitment, and must be available for an interview in New York.
Our lab is in the Cell Biology Department of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, a major research institution with outstanding core research facilities. The Einstein campus is located in a pleasant residential Bronx community accessible by subway and express bus. Einstein offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

 

 

To apply, please email a detailed CV and the names and contact information for 2-3 references that are familiar with your experimental skills.  

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Required to have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in a related science or equivalent skills and experience, and 0 to 2 years of experience.

  • A strong research background and research experience are preferred, but specific experience in virology is not required.  Of greatest importance is a keen drive and interest in helping us advance our research in virus infection mechanisms. 

  • Must have basic understanding to be able to read and understand relevant papers, protocols, and operating manuals related to research to eventually participate and contribute to weekly lab meetings