The newly established Biotechnology Resource Center Epigenomics Core Facility (EGC), within the Cornell Institute of Biotechnology, is seeking a laboratory technician to conduct state-of-the-art research in molecular biology with emphasis in eukaryotic gene regulation, transcription, epigenomics, tumor diagnostics, and high-throughput computer-aided liquid automation systems (robot). This position would provide high level technical lab support by performing a broad range of complex laboratory and research related tasks. This position is responsible for the preparation of libraries for high throughput DNA sequencing, including DNA and RNA enriched for specific biochemical features, as well as sample tracking through a LIMS. The position also requires ability to program liquid robotics systems and provide regular assessments and reporting of the outcomes.
This is a full-time (39 hours per week), one year term appointment with the possibility of extension contingent on funding and available work.
Minimum position requirements include Associates degree in biology, chemistry, or related area and 1-2 years' experience working in a molecular biology laboratory or equivalent combination.
Ideal candidates will typically possess a moderate to high understanding of biochemistry and molecular biology principles, preferably a Bachelor of Science degree in a related field with a cumulative GPA of greater than 3.0, or an equivalent level of experience.
The candidate must have demonstrated proficiency in molecular biology experimentation (e.g., excellence in relevant coursework or relevant work experience).
Additional skills required include an ability to work independently, attention to detail, initiative, being a team player, and effective communication skills (written and verbal).
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate has been selected. To be considered, you must submit BOTH cover letter and resume. References will be required. We have found it most efficient to save application materials as one PDF document before attaching.
An October start is anticipated, but the start date may need to be revised due to the current COVID-19 status.
No visa sponsorship or relocation assistance are provided for this position.
Cornell Institute of Biotechnology staff enjoy working in a collaborative and innovative organization within Cornell University, an award-winning employer recognized for supporting employee health, workplace diversity, work-life fit, and environmental sustainability. Cornell University offers competitive compensation and benefits. The Institute is located on the main Ithaca campus, in the heart of the Finger Lakes of central New York State. Ithaca and the surrounding area is noted for high quality of living surrounded by natural beauty and a vibrant community.
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