We are seeking a candidate to join the Mouse Genetic Core Facility (MGCF) as a Research Assistant . MGCF is a research service facility to provide a range of technical assistance to researchers in MSK to generate and utilize genetically engineered mouse models for cancer research and to develop and facilitate relevant new technologies. Our operation requires integration of a range of technologies, spanning from molecular biology (recombinant DNA and RNA), cell biology (embryonic stem (ES) cells), mouse embryo manipulation (microscopic injection), to reproductive biology (assisted reproduction and cryopreservation).
As a Research Assistant you will:
assistin performing research activities in collaboration with internal/external personnel to complete science-based projects.
independently design, plan, and develop new methods and technologies for project advancement through familiarity with scientific literature and implementation of a quality assurance plan in a highly collegial laboratory setting.
an effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on in depth understanding of individual projects.
adept at planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments with a keen eye for detail.
action oriented and eager to take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
conduct a wide variety of experimental tests to meet Investigators research needs by developing new research methods or improving existing ones as needed.
ensure laboratory equipment, instruments, solutions, stains, assays and other supplies for research experiments are prepared for testing.
be involved in multiple aspects of project pipelines ranging from molecular assembly of DNA/RNA reagents, cell culture, mouse embryo manipulation, reproductive biology, and mouse colony management.
respond to and produces reports comprising of the requested quantitative and qualitative data for the study as requested by the laboratory head and members of the research team.
be cooperative on concerted staff scheduling to ensure timeliness of work; may require contribution to rosters to perform essential preparatory and monitoring procedures off regular working hours.
Bachelors Degree in Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, etc.) with 5-7 years of work experience in a Biological Laboratory Environment or Masters Degree in Sciences with 3-5 years of relevant experience. #L
Internal Number: 2019-37292
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