Research Technician

Date Created: November 27, 2019 - 3:57pm

Position Summary

Under direction, the Research Specialist will perform a variety of activities related to performing and planning experiments and analysis. The position will require the use of molecular biology, cell biology, cell culture and animal handling techniques, as well as excellent organizational skills. The Research Specialist will also assist with maintenance of the lab.

 Position Activities

1. Under supervision:

  1. Cell-related research techniques including, but not limited to primary human and mouse cell tissue culture, organoid culture, flow cytometry, cell proliferation, functional and toxicity assays
  2. Molecular biology research techniques including, but not limited to, DNA and RNA isolations, protein isolation, expression assessment and analysis using western blots, chromatin immunoprecipitation and other techniques, cloning, polymerase chain reaction, gel electrophoresis
  3. Maintain an electronic record (excel or similar program) of tissue samples under investigation
  4. Perform murine studies including, but not limited to, intraperitoneal, intravenous and subcutaneous injections, bleeding, extraction of tissues post-mortem, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence procedures
  5. Analysis and interpretation of generated data
  6. Maintain a lab notebook and run literature searches
  7. Perform other job related duties as required




Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree in biology or related biological sciences, and minimum of 3 years experience in bench research or similar setting

 Highly Desired Requirements

Familiarity with techniques in molecular and cellular biology and in vivo experiments. More than 1-2 years experience in related work experience. Motivated to learn and develop new techniques, detail-oriented, excellent communication, inter-personal and organizational skills.

Skills and Abilities:

1.Molecular biology skills

2.Cell culture skills

3.Work with mice (genetically engineered mouse models, transplants, xenografts, etc.)

4.Excellent communication skills

Weill Cornell Medicine Melnick Lab 413 E 69th Street, Belfer Building, BB-1462 New York, NY 10021 Phone: 646-962-6726 Fax: 646-962-6729