Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Research Technician / Senior Research Technician - Structural Biology in New York, New York
Research Technician / Senior Research Technician – Structural Biology
Job Posting Number: 11813
Research – Laboratory
January 12, 2017
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The Pavletich lab is interested in the structural biology of pathways that are altered in cancer, with particular emphasis on pathways that control the growth and proliferation of the cell. In cancer, mutations and other alterations in these pathways lead to the uncoupling of cell growth from growth-regulatory signals and contribute to the unrestricted proliferation of the tumor cell.
We are looking for a Research Technician or Senior Research Technician that works with a postdoctoral associate on structural and biochemical studies of cancer-related proteins and protein complexes. Work involves the cloning, overexpression and purification of proteins from prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, and functional studies by in vitro biochemistry and by X-ray crystallography.
Prepares laboratory equipment, instruments, solutions, stains, assays and other supplies as instructed for research experiments.
Work may involve culture and/or cell separation methods; electrophoretic separations: assays (e.g., RIA, TIA, ELISA); basic biology or other specialized science techniques depending on the lab.
Operates lab equipment such as centrifuges, pH meters, analytical balancers, scintillation counters, spectrophotometers, light microscopes and other equipment as instructed.
May be involved in animal handling requiring injection of animals, collection/harvesting of tissues, fluids; animal autopsies in order to make chemical identification and conduct analyses.
Responds to and completes tasks as instructed by the P.I. and staff associated with designated research projects by carrying out the requested activities.
For Research Technicianlevel, a Bachelor’s in Biology or closely related major with 0-3 years related experience.
ForSenior Research Technicianlevel, a Bachelor’s in Biology or closely related major with 3+ years related experience or Master’s with at least 1 year of related experience#LI-SB1
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