• Research Technician B

    Posting Date 4 months ago(2/21/2018 3:11 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-10839
    Campus
    Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
    Employee Classification
    1199 Union
    Department
    Medicine - Endocrinology
    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

    The Einstein-Mount Sinai Diabetes Research Center is conducting high-quality and cutting-edge research in diabetes, obesity, metabolism and endocrinology. The particular focus of the Shinoda lab (opens in April 2018) is beige adipocytes. Beige adipocytes are a novel type of adipocytes recently discovered in humans with anti-obesity effect. Loss of beige adipocytes is a major etiology of adulthood obesity, insulin resistance and dyslipidemia. The Shinoda lab is looking to hire a Research Technician C to assist in our multi­disciplinary research projects in genetics and developmental biology of beige adipocytes. The position involves training in and use of a wide variety of methods in molecular biology, bioinformatics, systems biology, cell biology, and metabolism The position also includes general lab organization, ordering, and maintenance of computer-based records of protocols and reagents. The lab has interesting research opportunities with a collaborative and friendly atmosphere. The technician will be expected to participate in the scientific activities of the laboratory, including attendance in lab meetings and preparation and presentation of research results. Candidates should be willing to make more than a two-year commitment, and must be available for an interview in New York.

     

    Our lab is in the Department of Medicine/Division of Endocrinology at 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.

     

    Einstein offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan.

     

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

    POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

    The candidate will work in assisting in our multi­disciplinary research projects in genetics and developmental biology of beige adipocytes.

     

    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.

     

     

    •     Basic molecular biology work: PCR, cloning, electrophoresis,
         DNA/RNA/Protein preps 
    •     Breeding, weaning, genotyping and maintaining lab mouse strains
    •     Maintenance and renewal of animal protocol and biosafety protocol of the lab
    •     Mouse and/or human cell line and stem cell culture
    •     May frequently be responsible for 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
    •     may occasionally train or guide other technical personnel

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • BA/BS in biological science or related fields with 0-2 years’ experience in a basic science research laboratory
    •  Experience with mouse handling, dissection, and colony management is   required and essential
    •  Experience in basic molecular biology is required (e.g. PCR, electrophoresis, DNA/RNA preps)
    •  Prior experience in lab management preferred (e.g. ordering supplies, maintaining supply stocks, solution preparations) 
    •  Prior experience in mouse surgical procedures preferred

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