• Research Technician A

    Posting Date 2 weeks ago(10/4/2018 11:57 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-11451
    Campus
    Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
    Employee Classification
    1199 Union
    Department
    Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
    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.

     

    The Einstein-Montefiore ICTR’s mission is to enhance the discipline of clinical and translational research by promoting multidisciplinary collaboration, addressing translational “blocks” in research, providing infrastructure and collaborative support, and enhancing training, education, and career development to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center communities. As part of the ICTR, the Translational Technologies Core includes the Biomarker Analytic Research Core (BARC) and the Einstein Biorepository. The BARC serves as the central sample-processing unit for the ICTR and Sample and Tissue Biorepository. The core supports analytical measurements via UV/Vis and Immunoassay. The Biorepository provides specimen banking for high priority research utilizing advances in clinical genomics, proteomics, and biomarkers. The Biorepository supports the research community’s requirement for long-term archival and shareable storage of samples on well-characterized human subjects. 

     

    The Research Technician A specific daily lab duties include the orchestration of labeling, centrifuging, aliquoting, shipping, and storage of samples and record keeping of specimens as they enter and leave the BARC laboratory and/or the Biorepository (BIOR).  Other duties include frequent use of databases and specialty software, creating reports, and the ordering of supplies.  The technician will be required to travel between campuses occasionally and will work at both campuses within our laboratory space.

    POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Perform a few, relatively simple, technical procedures such as pipetting and centrifuging
    • Ordering blood tests and assays for study patients
    • Responsible for entering data into databases
    • Require intermittent guidance
    • Rarely be responsible for ordering routine supplies and non-capital equipment for the laboratory upon approval by the core administrator

    The technician will work closely under the direct supervision of Jeff LaFleur, Laboratory Manager, and Dr. Daniel Stein, Lab Director.  He/she will also work closely in tandem with BARC and BIOR staff for his/her duties, and when trained will be expected to perform responsibilities and duties independently when necessary.   Primary interfaces include ICTR clinical, administrative and technical staff, and Einstein-Montefiore investigators and their research teams. 

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Required to have at least a high school diploma and one year of technical school, or an Associate degree or equivalent skills and experience
    • Knowledgeable in basic computer software such as Excel and entry-level database entry
    • Bachelor’s degree preferred but NOT required
    • Must be able to:

      • Perform basic mathematical calculations and understand how chemicals and solutions are calculated and measured.
      • Perform sample handling and basic laboratory skills with precision and attention to detail.
      • Work with computers; perform data entry and ordering in an accurate and timely fashion.
      • Communicate well with others, and work as a team with other laboratory staff, take direction from other laboratory staff and Director.  Legible handwriting required.
      • Organize their workflow for efficiency and completion, and to multi-task on occasion.
      • Complete required laboratory training and other courses once hired, including an NIH-sponsored web-based Clinical Investigation Training Course on ethics and individual responsibilities in clinical research.

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