Memorial Sloan Kettering

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Senior Research Technician

Senior Research Technician

Requisition ID 
2017-16425
Job Locations 
USA-NY-New York
Posted Date 
10/3/2017
Category 
Administrative/Clerical

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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

As a Senior Research Technician you will perform research activities in collaboration with internal/external personnel to complete science-based projects. You will normally receive detailed instructions while making observations, analyzing data and interpreting results according to laboratory procedures. The Senior Research Technician will provide support to all technical/research staff and postdocs.

 

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
  • Experienced with and have a strong background in working with mice as experimental models

You will: 

  • Be involved in mouse handling requiring drug administration to experimental mouse models via intravenous, intraperitoneal or oral gavage routes
  • Perform collection/harvesting of tissues, fluids, and perform animal necropsies on experimental mouse models
  • Perform heterotopic and orthotopic implantation of tumor tissue for the generation of mouse cancer models.
  • Be involved in the design and conduct of therapeutic mouse trials using mouse xenograft models.
  • Perform necessary analysis and calculations, records data and writes reports on research findings.
  • Coordinate animal studies with internal and external collaborators.
  • Maintain accurate chemical/drug and tissue specimen inventories and ensure compliance with institutional regulations.
  • Prepare laboratory and surgical equipment, instruments, solutions, stains, assays and other supplies as instructed for research experiments.
  • Be involved in work with culture and/or cell separation methods.
  • Operate lab equipment such as centrifuges, pH meters, analytical balancers, flow cytometers, spectrophotometers, light microscopes and other equipment as instructed.
  • Respond to and completes tasks as instructed by the P.I. and staff associated with designated research projects by carrying out the requested activities.
  • Provide assistance with other on-going research for peers and research personnel in the laboratory by completing tasks related to the projects within the deadline specified.
  • Respond to and produces reports comprising of the requested statistics for the study as requested by the laboratory head and members of the research team.
  • Purchase equipment and materials for the laboratory.
  • Assist Administrative Assistant in generation of purchase order information for supplies and equipment by gathering information for online purchase.

You need:

  •  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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