• Research Technician - Chodera Lab

    Job Locations USA-NY-New York
    Posted Date 1 week ago(4/16/2018 4:49 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-21121
    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 28th 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 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

    Job Description

    The Chodera lab [http://choderalab.org] is currently seeking a Research Technician with a life/physical sciences degree who is eager to help design new therapeutics for cancer and other diseases using robots and advanced computing technology. Our lab has a unique automated wet lab [http://choderalab.org/resources] capable of fully automating high-throughput cloning, site-directed mutagenesis, bacterial protein expression/purification, and the collection of high-quality biophysical protein-ligand binding data to advance the design of new cancer therapeutics. As a technician, you would work with our automation system to translate, develop, and refine new protocols and help us scale up existing experiments to generate high-quality open datasets for advancing cancer research.

     

    You have:

    • Life or physical sciences BS/BA degree
    • Biological wetlab experience
    • Strong organizational or project management skills
    • Experience with bacterial protein expression, purification, and related molecular biology skills
    • Excitement to automate these techniques on our total lab automation system
    • Eagerness to learn about (or previous experience with) laboratory robotics and automation
    • Coding skills (especially Python) a huge plus
    • An unbounded enthusiasm for SCIENCE!

    You will:

    • Developing and testing robotic lab automation protocols
    • Bacterial cloning, protein expression, and purification
    • Instrument maintenance (performing routine simple maintenance tasks and coordinating with instrument vendors for service)
    • Upkeep of wetlab (orders, inventory, automation waste management)
    • Organizing wet and dry labs to keep everything running smoothly
    • Work in the basic science arm of a major cancer research institute
    • Work alongside amazing postdoc and graduate students that integrate computation and experiment
    • Become an integral part of several projects that push the boundaries of rational drug design and our understanding of cancer treatment
    • Learn the ins and outs of our whole-wetlab automation system
    • Delve into data analysis and lab infrastructure with python
    • Help blog about exciting science going on in the lab
    • More information about this and other job openings in the Chodera lab can be found at http://choderalab.org/jobs #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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