• Research Technician B

    Posting Date 5 days ago(11/8/2018 12:59 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-11542
    Campus
    Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
    Employee Classification
    1199 Union
    Department
    Molecular Pharmacology
    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

    We have an immediate opening for an NIH-funded and BCRF-funded Research Technician in the McDaid and Horwitz Lab to study the pre-clinical activity of novel anti-cancer tubulin-targeting molecules. The technician will perform cell viability assays in a range of human cancer cell lines using standard and investigational molecules being developed for anti-cancer applications. The position will primarily involve cell culture-related techniques to assay cell fate and immunoblotting to validate target recruitment of molecules as well as validation of potential biomarker expression. The ideal candidate will also have experience in mouse husbandry, tumor cell implantation (xenografts) and drug delivery and will act in a supportive role for mouse-based experiments. The candidate must be competent with routine laboratory techniques involving anti-cancer drug screening and must be able to work well in a group setting and show initiative when required.

    The technician will report primarily to Dr. Hayley McDaid who will oversee basic supervision. Additional training in more specialized techniques may be provided by Dr. Chia-Ping Yang and the Institute of Animal Studies. The applicant is expected to achieve independence as techniques are learned.

    POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

    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.
    • Maintenance of cancer cell lines and liquid nitrogen stocks. Routine mycoplasma testing.
    • Cell viability Assays / Screens (SRB, MTS, ATP, Cell death, Senescence).
    • Immunoblotting (preparation of denaturing and non-denaturing lysates from cells and conditioned media).
    • Extraction and quantitation of protein, DNA and RNA.
    • Wipe Tests (monthly) - to maintain radioactive license.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelors in Biological or Chemical Science required, or equivalent skills and experience required. M.S. is strongly preferred.
    • 0-2 years experience is required.
    • General experience in biochemical, cell biology and molecular biology techniques required.
    • Must be able to calculate concentrations and prepare reagents accurately and precisely.
    • Organizational skills, detail orientated, record keeping and initiative required.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Proficient in MS excel, word, powerpoint and GraphPad Prism (latter desirable).
    • Experience handling mice (husbandry, tumor measurements, drug administration) is desirable but not required (training can be provided).

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