Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Research Technician - Immune Monitoring Core Facility in New York, New York
Research Technician – Immune Monitoring Core Facility
Job Posting Number: 21660
Research – Laboratory
April 26, 2018
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We are currently searching for a Research Technician to support the Immune Monitoring Core Facility in the Ludwig Center for Cancer Immunotherapy at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
You will be responsible for:
Performing biological laboratory procedures and techniques that may include, but are not limited to: coordinating clinical sample receipt within the core facility, PBMC isolation and serum/plasma collection from human whole blood, processing of other human biological fluids/tissue, development and weekly maintenance of large sample inventory database, interfacing regularly with administrative coordinator to communicate updates to sample repository for accurate tracking of samples processed and banked.
Researching scientific literature for methods and procedures that may be considered for application or modification to current procedures; optimizing/troubleshooting methodologies where appropriate; ordering and maintaining laboratory supplies as needed for routine sample banking procedures.
Strictly adhering to laboratory standard operating procedures for assays and routine methodologies; carrying out assay validation experiments if needed; drafting new standard operating procedures and reports as needed; maintaining accurate, daily records of experiments, samples processed, patient sample information, material/reagent lots, and relevant data in laboratory notebooks and clinical trial information binders.
Communicating daily progress and results with supervisors, working seamlessly with other laboratory members to coordinate activities for efficient operations, presenting any issues or summaries as needed at regular lab meetings.
Routine maintenance and operation of a variety of laboratory instruments involved in sample collection, which may include, but are not limited to: automated cell analyzers/counting instruments, tissue culture hoods, centrifuges, and freezers. May entail after hours transfer of frozen samples to spare freezers in rare events of freezer malfunctions.
Following proper safety recommendations and handling procedures for different biological and chemical materials in regular use in the laboratory.
Training other laboratory personnel as needed in the use of sophisticated laboratory equipment and in the performance of specialized procedures or techniques.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, etc.) with relevant laboratory experience.
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