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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Senior Project Assistant, Sloan Kettering Institute 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 30th 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 2019, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2019. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time.Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

The Integrated Genomics Operation (IGO) at MSK specializes in performing a variety of genomics technologies, almost exclusively in high-efficiency mode, and has a collection of sequencing platforms. We coordinate with multiple groups throughout MSK to provide investigators with a full range of genomic services. Our process is fully inclusive: we assist investigators with the phenotypic characterization of tissues and macro dissection of specimens and extract DNA and RNA from a wide range of sources (single cells, FFPE and fresh frozen sample, buccal swab, circulating free DNA, etc.). We do this to support basic, translational, and clinical research. Ultimately, the focus of our work is to help establish the basis of cancer pathogenesis, diagnostics, and treatment at MSK.

The Senior Project Assistant will work as part of the Sample and Project Management team, playing an integral role in investigator communication and standardization of all projects as they are processed within the IGO. We want you to join our team!

You Will:

  • Participate in meetings with investigators to understand the scope of projects and effectively communicate the services provided by IGO

  • Review all submissions for correctness and completeness and guide investigators through processing decisions that are in line with the goals of their projects

  • Analyze the quantity and quality of samples using various instruments and communicate results electronically

  • Utilize the LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) efficiently to ensure the downstream processing team has relevant and up-to-date information

  • Investigate unexpected outputs and deliver information to IGO leadership and investigators

  • Facilitate lab processing by maintaining freezer organization and storage in a LEAN way

  • Receive samples from outside institutions, prepare shipments to outside institutions, and use liquid handling automation to aliquot nucleic acid materials

  • Work closely with staff from IGO and the CMO and maintain open and proactive lines of communication

You Are:

  • Someone who can handle a fast-paced environment and the pressure associated with strict timelines

  • An outstanding communicator and critical problem solver

  • A people person – able to adapt quickly to different personalities and cater to the needs of a diverse group of clinicians and researchers

  • Extremely organized, hard-working and detail-oriented, while maintaining a broad view

  • A professional who is an excellent teammate but confident to work independently

  • Passionate about advancing cancer research through genomic sequencing

  • A believer in the LEAN workplace

You Have:

  • A High School Diploma with 4-7 years of proven experience, Bachelor’s Degree in a Biological, Chemistry, or Science related field preferred

  • Experience handling DNA/RNA preferred



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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Job LocationsUSA-NY-New York

Posted Date1 week ago(11/17/2020 12:36 PM)

Requisition ID2020-44683

CategoryResearch - Laboratory