Research Technician C at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Location: Bronx, New York





Job Description:

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Job ID 2019-12463
Campus Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
Posting Date 2019-11-07
Employee Classification 1199 Union
Department Cell Biology
Position Type Regular Full-Time

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

The Research Technician will participate in our NIH-funded Structural Genomics program. Duties would involve robotic protein crystallization and optimization and crystal freezing. Additional duties would involve protein chemistry techniques, such as centrifugation and melting temperature determinations.

The person will:
  • Perform a moderate number of simple or moderate technical procedures;
  • Require only infrequent guidance;
  • Frequently be responsible for ordering supplies;
  • Occasionally be responsible for requesting quotes and information for purchasing equipment for the laboratory;
  • Occasionally modify technical procedures;
  • Occasionally train or guide other lab members;
  • May occasionally operate, maintain and troubleshoot complex, high tech equipment;*
  • May modify experimental protocols;
  • Occasionally analyze and interpret data;
  • May occasionally make written contributions to papers and grant proposals;*
  • An understanding of moderately complex scientific literature and moderate understanding of research goals and rationale is required.


*May not be applicable.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/BS in related science or equivalent skills and experience plus 2-4 years experience are required.
  • Familiarity with protein, pipetting and general biology.
  • Experience with making solutions and pH'ing solutions.
  • The ideal candidate will have superior written and verbal communication skill as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • A strong scientific background including extensive lab courses, and excellent quantitative and organizational skills.
  • A strong research background and research experience are preferred, but specific experience in virology is not required. Of greatest importance is a keen drive and interest in helping us advance our research in virus infection mechanisms.
  • To apply, please email a detailed CV and the names and contact information for 2-3 references that are familiar with your experimental skills.


ABOUT US

Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation's premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.

Einstein's major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty's consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art "hospital without beds", a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state's first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein's clinical faculty and training Einstein's medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.

We have also been recognized by Forbes as one of the country's best midsize employers in 2019. Forbes ranked Einstein in the top overall nationally among midsize employers. Einstein ranked 3rd within the education category in New York State and 9th nationally among all midsize education employers.

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

Our lab is in the Cell Biology Department of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, a major research institution with outstanding core research facilities. The Einstein campus is located in a pleasant residential Bronx community accessible by subway and express bus. Einstein offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Our research addresses the mechanisms of virus infection and virus assembly, using non-pathogenic viruses as model systems to study these processes at the molecular level. We are looking to hire a laboratory research technician to assist in our multi-disciplinary research projects in molecular virology (https://sites.google.com/site/kielianlab/ ).

Research on viral entry and exit pathways is critical to understanding the interactions of viral and host cell proteins during infection and to the development of new antiviral therapies. Our research focuses primarily on alphaviruses and flaviviruses, virus groups that include important human pathogens such as dengue, West Nile, and chikungunya viruses. The position involves training in and use of a wide variety of methods in molecular biology, protein biochemistry, cell biology, and virology. The position includes some general lab organization, ordering, and maintenance of computer-based records of methods and reagents. The lab has many interesting research opportunities and a collaborative and friendly atmosphere. The technician will be expected to participate in the scientific activities of the laboratory, including attendance at lab meetings and preparation and presentation of research results. Candidates should be willing to make a two-year commitment, and must be available for an interview in New York.

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