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

Research Technician

Job Posting Number: 14801

Research – Other

New York,NY

July 11, 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:

As a Research Technician you 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. The Research Technician will provide support to all technical/research staff and postdocs.

Responsibilities:

  • 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, while monitoring breeding colonies and genotyping.

  • Responds to and completes tasks as instructed by the P.I. and staff associated with designated research projects by carrying out the requested activities.

  • Provides assistance with other on-going research for peers and research personnel in the laboratory by completing tasks related to the projects within the deadline specified.

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

  • Responds to and produces reports comprising of the requested statistics for the study as requested by the laboratory head and members of the research team.

  • Responsible for purchasing equipment and materials for the laboratory.

  • Assists Administrative Assistant in generation of purchase order information for supplies and equipment by gathering information for online purchase

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, etc.) is required, Masters preferred.

  • Must have no issues working on mice, mousing handling experience preferred.#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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