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The primary mission of Cornell University's Biomedical Engineering department is to educate students to understand the human body as an integrated system through quantitative engineering analysis and to use that understanding to design better therapeutic strategies, devices, and diagnostics. A mission of nearly equal importance is to serve society by conducting research that develops quantitative linkages across scales in the human body and uses that development to build new tools to improve human health.
The Brito Lab (Biomedical Engineering Department at Cornell University) is seeking a full-time research technician who will help build and develop new technical approaches in the lab pertaining to mechanisms by which the gut microbiome elicit health benefits and disease.
The Brito lab work involves next-gen sequencing approaches, culture-based approaches using anaerobic chambers, and experiments with mouse models. The technician will be expected to participate in independent and ongoing research projects, as well as assist with general lab upkeep. Experimental duties are highly variable but may include: performing molecular biology assays, setting up DNA extraction protocols using liquid handling robots, working with mouse models, cloning, and creating DNA libraries for next-gen sequencing. Laboratory duties may include: ordering supplies and reagents, overseeing safety protocols, and training new lab members. The technician will work in close supervision by the PI and our Research Support Scientist. The technician will be expected to participate in group meetings and is a valued member of the laboratory. There will be opportunities for the research technician to publish their results and contribute to publications.
Experience working with mice and molecular biology (including next-gen sequencing) is preferred. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate has been selected. Please submit a cover letter and resume.
This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal based on available funding and performance.
Must be motivated, hard-working, and organized.
Minimally an Associates Degree with at least 1 year of experience (Bachelors degree in a relevant field and additional years of experience preferred)
Exceptional communication and organizational skills, manual dexterity, timely data generation, and excellent multitasking abilities are required.
Ability and desire to acquire new technical skills in the wet lab is required.
Attention to detail.
Basic skills in molecular biology are required.
Ability to develop positive working relationships with colleagues and collaborators is critical.
Computer skills, including use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint are required.
Must be willing to work in a team atmosphere.
Multiple years of experience in working in biological research laboratories
Experience with Next gen sequencing
Experience with mouse model
There is no relocation assistance available for this position.
There is no VISA sponsorship available for this position.
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