Research Technician

Job Locations USA-NY-New York
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/15/2018 2:45 PM)
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.


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

Our laboratory in the Immunology Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering investigates immune responses to cancer, molecular mechanisms underlying tumor-induced T cell dysfunction, and new approaches for cancer immunotherapy. We have an outstanding opportunity for a Research Technician interested in projects investigating immune responses to cancers.

You will:

  • Managing transgenic and knockout mouse strains and carrying out genotyping by PCR and flow cytometry
  • Assisting lab members with experimental procedures
  • Analyzing peripheral blood and tissues from mice and humans by flow cytometry
  • Administration of cells, immunostimulatory reagents, and/or medications to mice via intraperitoneal, subcutaneous, and intravenous routes
  • Monitoring mice health and tumor development
  • Preparing DNA and RNA from primary mouse tissues and cell lines for quantitative RT-PCR analysis
  • Designing and carrying out cloning projects
  • Culturing mouse and human cell lines and carrying out in vitro transfection/transduction
  • General lab upkeep, including preparing reagents, ordering etc.


You need: 


  • BS in Biochemistry or Biological Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Biophysics, or related fields
  • At least 1-2 years of experience working with mice, including genotyping
  • Experience with molecular biology including PCR and bacterial work
  • Demonstrated ability to hold a position of responsibility for an extended period of time
  • Ability to learn new techniques and work independently once objectives explained
  • Strong organizational and record-keeping skills



  • Experience carrying out retro-orbital bleeds and intravenous and intraperitoneal injections, isolation and preparation of mouse tissues for antibody staining, and analysis by flow cytometry
  • Experience with molecular biology techniques including primer design, PCR, and cloning
  • Experience with mammalian cell tissue culture and sterile technique #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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