Research Technician/Senior Research Technician - Structural Biology Lab

USA-NY-New York
2 weeks ago
Requisition ID
Research - Laboratory

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.


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Job Description

We are looking for a Research Technician or Senior Research Technician to provide technical support for the Structural Biology lab. The lab is interested in developing a new generation of optical imaging technologies to enable advances in two hitherto difficult-to-investigate areas: the real-time analysis of macromolecular interactions and motions at the nanometer scale in vivo and the three-dimensional architecture of complex molecular machines.


You are: 

  • An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding
  • Adept at planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments with a keen eye for detail
  • Action oriented and eager to take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
  • Familiar with gene targeting techniques, preferably in mice


You will: 

  • Prepare mammalian nuclear factors, including recombinant proteins produced in bacteria and insect cells, as well as native large macromolecular complexes from human cells
  • Assay purify proteins using in vitro transcription assays, native gel electrophoresis, DNAse I and permanganate footprinting
  • Design, clone, and assay constructs for various genes of interest using standard molecular and cell biology techniques (PCR, transformation, cloning, subcloning, DNA/RNA miniprep and maxiprep, Western and Northern blotting, etc.)
  • Be responsible for cell culture procedures, including large-scale growth of mammalian cells in suspension and of mouse embryonic stem cells
  • Ensure stocks of lab supplies are maintained, place orders as necessary, maintain lab equipment and perform other duties as assigned


You need: 

  • BA/BS in biological sciences with a minimum of 1-3 years research experience. Master's degree highly preferred.
  • Strong technical ability in molecular/cell biology and biochemistry required
  • Previous protein purification experience preferably with endogenous nuclear complexes #LI-SB1



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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