Albert Einstein College Research Technician C in New York, New York

ABOUT US

Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.

Einstein’s major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty’s consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art “hospital without beds”, a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state’s first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein’s clinical faculty and training Einstein’s medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

We are a basic science lab focused on understanding the epigentic mechanisms governing the biology of stem cells development and cancer. We utilize embryonic stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells and mice as model systms to study how DNA modifying enzymes reshaps the epigenome and regulate development and cancer. We anticipate our staff to be involved in lab work ranging from basic molecular biology and tissue culture to gene targeting and mouse colony maintenance and management.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Breeding, weaning, genotyping and maintaining lab mouse strains.
  2. Mouse and human fibroblasts and embryonic stem cell culture.
  3. Basic molecular biology work: PCR, cloning, electrophoresis, DNA/RNA/Protein preps
  4. Ordering supplies, maintenance of lab stocks, solution preparations
  5. Occasional histology and microscopy work
  6. Occasional after hours and weekend hours if some experiments require.

The person will:

  • perform simple or moderately complex technical procedures
  • require only infrequent guidance
  • may frequently be responsible for ordering supplies and equipment for the laboratory
  • may occasionally train or guide other technical personnel
  • may modify experimental protocols
  • occasionally analyze and interpret data
  • may make occasional written contributions to papers and grant proposals.*
  • An understanding of moderately complex scientific literature and moderate understanding of research goals and rationale is required.

*May not be applicable.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelors in a Related Science required or equivalent skills and experience required. M.S. strongly preferred.
  • 2 - 4 1/2 years experience required, 1 to 2 years in general lab work and cell culture preferred.
  • Must be able to calculate concentrations and prepare reagents correctly.
  • Organizational skills, detailed oriented, record keeping and initiative required.
  • Experience in basic molecular biology required (PCR, cloning, electrophoresis, DNA/RNA preps etc...)
  • Experience with mouse handling and colony management essential (mouse tailing, bleeding, genotyping, weaning, breeding and strain maintenance)
  • Experience with tissue culture required (human and mouse fibroblasts, and stem cells)
  • Prior experience in lab management preferred (ordering supplies, maintaining stocks, solution preparations etc..)

Job ID: 2017-10352

Campus: Einstein/Resnick - Bronx

Posting Date: 6/19/2017

Employee Classification: 1199 Union

Department: Genetics

Position Type: Regular Full-Time