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 2019-12469
Campus Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
Posting Date 2019-11-08
Employee Classification 1199 Union
Department Pediatrics
Position Type Regular Full-Time

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

The person will:
  • Process human blood for cell separation
  • Cell processing for downstream assays, including, but not limited to:
    • Flow cytometry
    • Cell culture
    • Confocal and routine microscopy
    • RNA and DNA extraction
    • Immunoblotting
  • 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

  • Completed 4 years of undergraduate education with a Bachelors in Science (or Bachelor of Arts from institutions that do not provide BS) with major in biology or chemistry or equivalent skills or experience, and two to four and one half years of related experience.

  • Wet lab experience during and/or after graduation


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.

POSITION

The Rastogi Lab, located in the Pediatric Translational Research facility at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, is focused on the investigation of mechanisms underlying obesity-related asthma in children. We have found that systemic immune responses in obese asthmatic children are skewed to a non-atopic Th1 phenotype, which is associated with metabolic dysregulation. We are now proposing to investigate the mechanisms underlying these non-atopic immune responses.

We are seeking highly motivated individuals for a Lab Technician position who have experience and/or are comfortable with processing human samples and are interested in mechanistic studies of chronic diseases including asthma. Under the guidance of Dr. Rastogi, the technician will be responsible for processing of samples collected from children and performing the downstream assays, that will include use of flow cytometry, functional cellular studies, confocal microscopy, immunoblotting and RNA, and DNA processing. Expertise in T cell immunology is a major plus.

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