Senior Research Technician

Job Locations USA-NY-New York
Posted Date 2 months ago(12/1/2022 5:00 PM)
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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.  We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.


In compliance with applicable State regulatory authorities, COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory for all MSK staff. Staff are considered fully vaccinated upon completion of a primary vaccination series for COVID-19 (i.e., one dose of a single dose vaccine or a final dose of a multi-dose vaccine series). Exceptions from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement are permitted for those who request and receive an approved medical or fully remote exemption.  Requests for medical exemption can take up to two weeks to review. Vaccination or an approved medical exemption is required to start work.


*Staff working at a MSK New Jersey location must be up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, which includes having completed the primary COVID-19 vaccination series and booster once eligible as mandated by New Jersey State. All New Jersey staff not yet eligible for a booster must receive a booster within 3 weeks of becoming eligible as a condition of continued employment at MSK.



Note: Individuals are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster two months after completion of a primary vaccination series for COVID-19.  Because vaccine-induced immunity can wane over time, MSK continues to strongly urge all staff to get a COVID-19 booster as soon as they become eligible to maintain their protective immunity for a longer period.

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Senior Research Technician or Research Assistant in the lab of Dr. Christine Mayr at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center/Sloan Kettering Institute in New York City. The Mayr lab studies how mRNAs, and specifically 3′UTRs, control protein functions. Our lab is collaborative, friendly, and our members come from diverse research backgrounds. Our approach is multidisciplinary and includes methodology and techniques from RNA and chemical biology, biochemistry, genome engineering, molecular biophysics, and computation. We currently study how RNA in membraneless organelles changes the conformation of disordered proteins to control assembly of protein complexes which in turn regulate protein functions. One of our goals is to use RNA to control protein function. Further information about our research can be found on the lab web site


The ideal candidate will have a passion for scientific discovery, a strong background in molecular biology and protein purification, and is committed to a collaborative approach to science. The candidate should be self-driven, detail-oriented and be an excellent communicator. We provide a strong and supportive environment for professional growth.


You will!

· Purify protein and RNA and perform in vitro RNA-protein binding assays.

· Design and construct expression vectors and screen transformants.

· Perform large-scale RNA-protein binding studies.

· Actively contribute to research projects, including design and analysis of experiments, and presentation of data in laboratory meetings.

· Assist in developing new RNA-based technology for the control of protein function.


You Have:

· A Bachelor's degree (or higher) in molecular biology, biochemistry, chemical biology, or closely related field is preferred.

· Several years of hands-on experience in a research laboratory is required. 

· Demonstrated experience in protein purification and molecular biology (cloning with restriction enzymes and Gibson assembly).

· Ability to work collaboratively and communicate with a diverse variety of people at all levels and from all backgrounds.

· Excellent organizational and record-keeping skills with strong attention to detail.

· Strong sense of self-motivation with ability to perform complex tasks effectively and independently.

· Eagerness to learn, grow professionally, and be mentored.


Pay Range $26.62-$41.29 hourly.


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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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