Technician III Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Ithaca, NY
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University's second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.
The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics shares a leading role in research and teaching in modern biology at Cornell University. The department has over 35 faculty and is housed in the Biotechnology Building, a state-of-the-art facility with individual laboratories and core research facilities. Faculty members are responsible for teaching over 70 courses. The research and teaching interests of the faculty include fundamental, as well as medically relevant, problems in molecular biology, genetics, genomics, population genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, development, and macromolecular structure. The faculty also play key roles in the New Life Sciences Initiative, which includes the Cornell Genomics Initiative.
The Crickard lab, in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, focuses on understanding biochemical pathways by which organisms protect the information stored within their DNA. We employ cutting edge microscopy approaches in combination with classic biochemistry to monitor the activity of proteins as they function in real time. The Crickard lab has just opened and seeks to develop a laboratory that provides an inclusive community for research scientists to work and learn in a comfortable space. We are looking for motivated like-minded individual who can contribute to those goals. As our team develops, this individual will contribute to establishing laboratory culture, provide research support for graduate students, perform research, and help to maintain a clean and healthy laboratory. This individual will also ensure that all laboratory protocols and procedures adhere to safety requirements. Woman and researchers from under represented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Conduct research experiments
Protein expression and purification
Prepare and maintain stock solutions
Maintain lab notebook
Analyze data using computer software
Assist with data analysis for publication
This is a 12-month appointment with the possibility of extension contingent on successful performance and continued funding.
Associate's Degree or other formal training program of 2 years or equivalent.
Comfortable with basic molecular biology and cloning, protein expression and purification (organism agnostic).
Must be willing to learn new laboratory skills, and improve existing skills.
Must be willing to work alone and within a team.
Dedication and work ethic are required qualifications.
New college graduates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Bachelor's degree preferred in one of the following disciplines: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Physics, Biological Engineering.
Computer programming skills with python, Matlab, or equivalent.
This is preferred not required.
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