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Research Technician B

Research Technician B

Job ID 
2017-10707
Campus 
Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
Posting Date 
11/27/2017
Employee Classification 
1199 Union
Department 
Developmental and Molecular Biology
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 RESPONSIBILITIES

We are seeking a Research Technician B for the Department of Developmental and Molecular Biology to assist with research on cancer genetics and biology that involves mammalian cell culture, molecular biology, and genetically engineered mouse models. 

 

Duties include:

  • Managing our mouse colony (breeding and genotyping)
  • Assist with in vitro and in vivo experiments, (eg. Experimental set-up, collect time-points, tumor measurements in an in vivo model, assist with necropsy, etc.)
  • Culture and manipulation of mammalian cell lines
  • Assist in molecular biology protocols
  • Maintenance of general supplies and reagents used in the laboratory, including: cell line indexing and storage and inventory and ordering of basic laboratory supplies
  • Maintain freezer inventories of cryopreserved cells and reagents

 

The person will:

  • perform simple or moderately complex technical procedures
  • require occasional guidance
  • may occasionally be responsible for ordering supplies and equipment for the laboratory
  • rarely train or guide other technical personnel.
  • An understanding of simple scientific literature and the research goals and rationale is required
  • Limited skills in the analysis and interpretation of data may be required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.S./B.A degree with a major/minor in Biology, Biochemistry or other life science related area required
  • Experience with sterile mammalian cell culture highly desirable
  • Experience with handling of mice highly desirable
  • Must be familiar with basic procedures involved in handling chemicals and standard lab equipment
  • Good organizational and communication skills are essential