Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Research Technician - Chodera Lab in New York, New York
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The Chodera lab  is currently seeking aResearch Technician with a life/physical sciences degree who is eager to help design new therapeutics for cancer and other diseases using robots and advanced computing technology. Our lab has a unique automated wet lab  capable of fully automating high-throughput cloning, site-directed mutagenesis, bacterial protein expression/purification, and the collection of high-quality biophysical protein-ligand binding data to advance the design of new cancer therapeutics. As a technician, you would work with our automation system to translate, develop, and refine new protocols and help us scale up existing experiments to generate high-quality open datasets for advancing cancer research.
Life or physical sciences BS/BA degree
Biological wetlab experience
Strong organizational or project management skills
Experience with bacterial protein expression, purification, and related molecular biology skills
Excitement to automate these techniques on our total lab automation system
Eagerness to learn about (or previous experience with) laboratory robotics and automation
Coding skills (especially Python) a huge plus
An unbounded enthusiasm for SCIENCE!
Developing and testing robotic lab automation protocols
Bacterial cloning, protein expression, and purification
Instrument maintenance (performing routine simple maintenance tasks and coordinating with instrument vendors for service)
Upkeep of wetlab (orders, inventory, automation waste management)
Organizing wet and dry labs to keep everything running smoothly
Work in the basic science arm of a major cancer research institute
Work alongside amazing postdoc and graduate students that integrate computation and experiment
Become an integral part of several projects that push the boundaries of rational drug design and our understanding of cancer treatment
Learn the ins and outs of our whole-wetlab automation system
Delve into data analysis and lab infrastructure with python
Help blog about exciting science going on in the lab
More information about this and other job openings in the Chodera lab can be found at #LI-SB1
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CategoryResearch - Laboratory