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

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 Description

The Integrated Genomics Operation (IGO) is the data production engine of the Center for Molecular Oncology (CMO). Our laboratory supports basic, translational and clinical research with a wide range of genomics platforms. IGO is a highly automated laboratory that follows Lean laboratory principles.We are currently seeking aResearch Technicianto join our team and assist in the development of oursingle-cell genomics platforms. Our aim is to use single cell and other genomic technologies to map the course of tumor evolution.

As a Research Technician, you will learn to:

  • Operate and maintain robotic and optical instrumentation

  • maintain and work in a class 10k clean room environment

  • dissociate tissues into single cells, in collaboration with pathologists.

  • assist in the implementation of experimental protocols

  • work with material ranging from dissociated single cells to sequencing-ready dna libraries

  • meticulously record experimental details on a daily basis

  • work with the lab manager to maintain consumables inventory for your workflows

  • evaluate results and troubleshoot assays as required

  • read scientific literature to develop a detailed understanding of your work

  • use the lab information management system (lims), ilabs and other software to track samples, experiments and data qc metrics

  • maintain a lean environment in the laboratory

You are:

  • Enthusiastic, organized and detail-oriented

  • Meticulous note-taker

  • Efficient time manager

  • Able to multitask

  • Interested in the broad scientific principles behind the assays being developed

  • Able to work collaboratively with team members

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

  • An outstanding communicator

  • Highly comfortable with mathematics and stoichiometry

You have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a Biological, Chemistry, or Science-related field with undergraduate lab experience and excellent references. A track record of academic excellence.Previous molecular biology experience (handling cells, DNA, RNA) preferred.#LI-POST


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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Requisition ID2019-29912

CategoryResearch - Laboratory

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