• Research Technician-006828

    Job Locations USA-NY-New York
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/19/2019 4:50 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 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

    Molecular Cytology Core Facility (MCCF) at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center seeks to hire a Junior Digital Microscopy Technician to support our daily operation. The position requires competency for use of imaging modalities in diverse research projects.  MCCF is equipped with state-of-the-art optical imaging systems, including Leica SP5 and SP8 confocal microscopes, Zeiss LSM880 with AiryScan and widefield microscopes, digital slide scanners and also an Atomic Force Microscope.  The widefield and confocal systems are equipped for long-term live imaging. The image analysis software includes Imaris, FIJI/ImageJ, Voloom/MicroDimensions, MatLab, etc. The new team member is expected to work with image processing and image analysis in the dynamic environment of basic and clinical researchers.


    • Teaching, training and assisting researchers to use imaging equipment and acquire data
    • Assisting in image processing and analysis of data
    • Maintain, calibrate, and monitor performance of imaging systems to ensure smooth operation
    • Stay informed with hardware and software advances in optical microscopy
    • Work in collaborative settings
    • Assists with scheduling and billing

    Qualifications and Skills:


    • Bachelor’s degree in Biology or a related field
    • Basic experience with optical microscopy
    • Experience with image analysis software would be a plus
    • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
    •  Ability to work in a team environment but also independently
    • Strong organizational skills, flexibility in working hours and ability to multi-task
    • Passion for learning and problem solving



    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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