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Research Technician C

Research Technician C

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

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Inc. (Einstein) is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation, and proud home to more than 3,000 faculty and staff, 750 medical students and 245 PhD students, including 116 students in the combined MD/PhD programs.  As a longstanding national leader in biomedical research, Einstein has 300+ research laboratories and in 2012 the National Institutes of Health awarded Einstein $160 million in funding. Einstein offers challenging, exciting, and rewarding careers for highly talented individuals who are dedicated to advancing pioneering educational and research initiatives. We pride ourselves in our humanitarian mission of serving the community and promoting an academic and working culture that is both supportive and collaborative.  At Einstein, science is truly at the heart of medicine. Link here to review Einstein stories in the media and watch a video of Einstein's history, recent successes and innovative plans for the future.

 

Einstein offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Additionally, there is a shuttle to nearby subway locations.

 

THE 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

  • Protein expression and purification
  • Lipid stock and liposome preparation
  • Virus stock preparation and titering
  • Radioactive virus preparation
  • plasmid preparation
  • molecular cloning
  • maintaining tissue culture cells
  • lab organization and ordering 
  • maintain lab plasmid and methods records
  • preparing stock solutions

 

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 and experience, and 2 to 4 1/2 years of experience.

  • Must have strong scientific background including, lab work, with excellent quantitative and organizational skills.
  • Specific experience in Virology is not required.
  • 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