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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Research Technician - Sawyers Lab in New York, New York

Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes. For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time.Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

Are you looking to join a creative lab? As aResearch Technicianyou will perform research activities in collaboration with internal/external personnel to complete science-based projects. You will normally receive detailed instructions while making observations, analyzing data and interpreting results according to laboratory procedures. Our Research Technician will provide support to all technical/research staff and postdocs.

You are:

  • An effective communicator, capable of resolving how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding

  • Adept at planning and prioritizing work to meet deadlines with a keen eye for detail

  • Eager to take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

You will:

  • Prepares laboratory instruments, solutions, stains, assays and other supplies as instructed for research experiments.

  • Work will involve extensive cell and tissue culture with lentiviral production and infection of cells. You will isolate proteins, DNA and RNA and perform experiments using assorted techniques including Western blots, immunoprecipitation, qRT-PCR, PCR, cell proliferation/apoptosis assays, flow cytometry, bioluminescence assays. This project will involve substantial cloning of recombinant DNA molecules including shRNA and CRISPR-Cas9.

  • Operate lab equipment such as centrifuges, pH meters, analytical balancers, flow cytometers, scintillation counters, spectrophotometers, light microscopes and other equipment as instructed.

  • May be involved in animal handling requiring injection of animals with cells or drugs. Will collect/harvest tissues or fluids during animal autopsies in order to biological samples and conduct analyses

  • Respond to and completes tasks as instructed by senior scientist management or staff otherwise associated with designated research projects by carrying out the requested activities

  • Help with other ongoing research for peers and research personnel in the laboratory by completing tasks related to the projects within the deadline specified.

  • Perform necessary analysis and calculations, records data and writes reports on research findings.

  • Be responsible for carrying out common duties necessary for maintenance of the lab including inventory and ordering of reagents and materials, making of chemical solutions, and stocking of supplies.

  • Display excellent organizational skills.

  • Have no issues conducting experience with mice or handling mice.

You need:

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Sciences with a major in Biological Sciences. Either undergraduate research or up to 1 year post-degree research experience required.#LI-POST


MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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Requisition ID2019-30188

CategoryResearch - Laboratory