New York Blood Center

Research Assistant II

US-NY-New York
Job ID
2017-1782
Category
Research
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

At New York Blood Center, one of the most comprehensive blood centers in the world, our focus is on cultivating excellence by merging cutting-edge innovation with diligent customer service, groundbreaking research, and comprehensive program and service development. Join us as we work towards meeting and exceeding the growing needs of our diverse communities, further our lifesaving strategic goals in a rapidly changing environment, and expand our impact on the local, national, and global communities we serve.

Responsibilities

In this role, you will part of Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute collaborative team investigating iron homeostasis in health and disease through the utilization of both in vivo and in vitro model systems. Various lab techniques will be applied for our research, including flow cytometry and other cell staining, confocal microscopy, transwell migration assays, ELISA assays, spectrophotometry, molecular biology (DNA/RNA extraction, PCR), and cell cultures to study mouse model of iron overload and deficiency, patient samples and cell culture systems. 

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing mouse colonies including genotyping
  • Handling and working with mice on a regular basis for routine experiments
  • Mammalian cell culture (primary and cell lines) and molecular bench work
  • Conducting, troubleshooting and analyzing research
  • Meticulously recording, organizing, tracking and analyzing protocols, reagents, and lab data
  • Communicating daily progress and summarizing experimental data weekly
  • Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, assist in drafting figures, results, and methods for publication
  • Assisting with general lab maintenance and inventory supplies
  • Handling other related tasks as necessary

Qualifications

To qualify, you must have a BS or MS in Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry or related field, at least 2 years of laboratory experience that includes planning and conducting experimental protocols, and good laboratory technique. Experience in handling animals (mice) and growing tissue culture cells using sterile techniques is required. Superior analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills will also be expected, as will excellent oral/written communication and PC skills. 

 

The ideal candidate will begin this role March 2018

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