Research Technician B

Job ID
Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
Posting Date
4 months ago(1/27/2020 2:49 PM)
Employee Classification
1199 Union
Developmental and Molecular Biology
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Position Overview


The position is designed to assist biomedical scientists in the Departments of Developmental and Molecular Biology a with their studies on the contribution of malfunctioning of autophagy to the physiology of aging and of common age-related disorders such as neurodegenerative disorders and cancer.  


Duties and Responsibilities


The position requires abilities to perform simple or moderately complex technical procedures under occasional guidance. This technician will be responsible for ordering supplies and equipment for the laboratory. The technician may assist occasionally with training or guiding of other technical personnel. An understanding of simple scientific literature and the research goals and rationale is required. Skills in the analysis and interpretation of data from immunoblot and qPCR experiments would be highly desirable. This technician will be responsible for organization of storage of laboratory materials and shipment.

Expertise on processing of electronmicroscopy samples for analysis at our in house facilities is a plus. Ability for animal dissection and primary cellular cultures will also be highly desirable.


The person will:

  • Perform a moderate number of simple or moderate technical procedures;
  • Require occasional guidance;
  • Occasionally be responsible for ordering routine supplies;
  • Rarely modify technical procedures;
  • Rarely train other lab members;
  • Rarely guide other lab members;
  • A simple / limited understanding of scientific literature and the research goals and rationale is required;
  • Occasionally analyze data;
  • Rarely interpret data;
  • Rarely make written contributions to papers and grant proposals.*


*May not be applicable


Experience & Education


The offered position is for individuals with at least a Bachelor's Degree in a related science or equivalent skills and experience, and zero to two years of experience.  


Preferred Qualifications


We are in search for an individual capable to perform basic cell biology techniques including among others cell culture, mouse organ isolation, cell transfection and transduction and cell viability studies. Proficiency in protein analysis procedures including protein quantification, electrophoresis and immunoblot is required. The ideal candidate should be capable to perform animal work (colony record maintenance, tail clipping, treatment administration) and have excellent organizing capabilities. Because of the nature of our studies proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop and standard software for quantification of images is required. Previous record of involvement in a research project, understanding of research goals and participation of analysis and interpretation of data is highly desirable.


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.


We have also been recognized by Forbes as one of the country's best midsize employers in 2019. Forbes ranked Einstein in the top overall nationally among midsize employers. Einstein ranked 3rd within the education category in New York State and 9th nationally among all midsize education employers.


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.


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