Research Technician / Senior Research Technician - Structural Biology

USA-NY-New York
1 month ago
Requisition ID
2017-11813
Category
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.

 

For the 27th 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 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

The Pavletich lab is interested in the structural biology of pathways that are altered in cancer, with particular emphasis on pathways that control the growth and proliferation of the cell.  In cancer, mutations and other alterations in these pathways lead to the uncoupling of cell growth from growth-regulatory signals and contribute to the unrestricted proliferation of the tumor cell.

 

We are looking for a Research Technician or Senior Research Technician that works with a postdoctoral associate on structural and biochemical studies of cancer-related proteins and protein complexes.  Work involves the cloning, overexpression and purification of proteins from prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, and functional studies by in vitro biochemistry and by X-ray crystallography.

 

 You will:

  • Prepares laboratory equipment, instruments, solutions, stains, assays and other supplies as instructed for research experiments.
  • Work may involve culture and/or cell separation methods; electrophoretic separations: assays (e.g., RIA, TIA, ELISA); basic biology or other specialized science techniques depending on the lab.
  • Operates lab equipment such as centrifuges, pH meters, analytical balancers, scintillation counters, spectrophotometers, light microscopes and other equipment as instructed.
  • May be involved in animal handling requiring injection of animals, collection/harvesting of tissues, fluids; animal autopsies in order to make chemical identification and conduct analyses.
  • Responds to and completes tasks as instructed by the P.I. and staff associated with designated research projects by carrying out the requested activities.

You need:

  • For Research Technician level, a Bachelor's in Biology or closely related major with 0-3 years related experience.  
  • For Senior Research Technician level, a Bachelor's in Biology or closely related major with 3+ years related experience or Master's with at least 1 year of related experience #LI-SB1

Closing

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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