The Molecular Diagnostics Service in the Department of Pathology develops and performs numerous sophisticated clinical laboratory tests for the comprehensive molecular profiling of tumors. This helps clinicians define cancer diagnoses and make treatment decisions, including enrollment in clinical trials.
The Diagnostic Molecular Pathology laboratory, within the Molecular Diagnostics Service, is a cutting-edge clinical laboratory with access to the most advanced molecular technologies utilizing robotic and automated instruments. Two of the premier tests we have developed are MSK-IMPACT and MSK-ACCESS. MSK-IMPACT has been authorized by the US Food & Drug Administration as a clinical test and has been used to profile tumor and normal DNA samples from more than 40,000 MSK cases as part of their clinical care. Liquid biopsy applications such as MSK-ACCESS examine circulating cell-free DNA to enable genomic characterization of cancers where genomic tissue is not available and permits longitudinal monitoring of disease burden.
We are seeking an outstanding Senior Research Assistant to join our team. The candidate will work with other teams within and outside the department to develop and validate clinical tests to support patient care at MKSCC.
Highly motivated and energetic
An excellent team player
Organized and flexible with tasks
Highly attentive to details
Able to multi-task to prioritize work
A quick learner
Committed to improving cancer care
Support the development and validation of molecular assays, in particular but not limited to, NGS next-generation sequencing assays that analyze cell-free nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) in bodily fluids (e.g. blood plasma, saliva, urine, etc) of patients with hematological malignancies and solid tumors.
Support and facilitate transfers of genomic DNA or libraries to requestors, as assigned. This includes operating liquid handlers to facilitate transfers.
Performs necessary equipment checks, performance testing, preventive maintenance and quality control on equipment per laboratory guidelines, as assigned.
Assist with unloading daily laboratory deliveries
Assist with maintaining inventory of laboratory supplies and reagents.
Provide QC support to the laboratory Supervisor
A BS or BA with at least 3 years of experience or a Master or PhD with at least 2 years of experience with NGS assay development and operation.
Prior experience of working in a clinical laboratory is preferred.
Strong organizational abilities, attention to detail and accuracy, and outstanding communication skills.
Internal Number: 2019-35501
About Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.