Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Research Assistant in New York, New York

Research Assistant

Job Posting Number: 14679

Research – Other

New York,NY

July 5, 2017

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 27th 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 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Details:

Our Molecular Biology Lab is seeking a Research Assistant. You will be responsible for maintaining an organized lab environment, managing the mouse colony, carrying out experiments, and overseeing day to day operation of the lab.

As a Research Assistant , your responsibilities include:

  • Ordering mice, weaning and tagging mice in the colony, and organizing the mouse colony. This would involve monitoring the census, and making decisions to facilitate keeping the census as low as possible. Organization of the mouse colony will also require making judgments as to designing the most efficient breeding strategies. In addition, it requires that the person have some facility, or the ability to acquire it in a timely manner with Filemaker pro and other programs such as Excel with which it interfaces

  • Mouse injection, bleeding, or dissection according to the exigencies of a given experiment and according to the need to minimize animal discomfort.

  • Perform Western blots, cell culture, protein purification, and reagent preparation.

  • Maintenance of lab equipment, organization of lab supplies, and management of various lab databases. In addition, the person will be in charge of sending out reagents to other labs, and keeping accurate records of that activity

  • Ensure that day to day lab chores are discharged by members of the lab and assist in keeping the animal protocol up to date, as new amendments are required


  • Bachelor’s in Biology or related with 5+ years of relevant experience or Master’s with at least 3 years

  • Experience in handling mice is preferred, and willingness to handle mice is essential#LI-SB1

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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