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

Research Assistant

Job Posting Number: 24972

Research – Laboratory

New York,NY

September 12, 2018

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 Details:

We are seeking a candidate to join the Integrated Genomics Operation (IGO) as a Research Assistant . IGO specializes in high throughput genomics technologies, including a variety of sequencing platforms, and coordinates with other groups in the Center for Molecular Oncology (CMO) to provide investigators with a full range of genomic services. Our process is fully inclusive: we assist investigators with phenotypic characterization of tissues and macro dissection of specimens, and extract DNA and RNA from a wide variety of sources (single cells, FFPE and fresh frozen sample, buccal swab, circulating free DNA, etc.) 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 MSKCC. The candidate will work as part of the Sequencing Team, which works with a variety of sequencing instruments.

As a Research Assistant, you will:

  • Review all projects prior to sequencing to ensure platform and application compatibility.

  • Work closely with the group leader to prioritize work across all team members.

  • Utilize the LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) effectively to ensure the Platform Informatics team has relevant and up-to-date information.

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

  • Load, manage, and maintain the variety of Illumina NGS platforms utilized in IGO.

You are:

  • An enthusiastic researcher organized and detail-oriented.

  • Able to work independently while working in a large team.

  • Someone who can handle a very fast paced environment and the pressure associated with deadlines.

  • An outstanding communicator and critical thinker.

You have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a Biological, Chemistry, or Science related field with at least6years of relevant full-time experience or a Master’s degree with3years full-time relevant experience.

  • Previous exposure to LIMS systems preferred. Knowledge of Illumina NGS technologies, and experience with advanced molecular biology techniques is required.

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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