New York Blood Center

Research Assistant II

US-NY-New York
Job ID
Regular Full-Time


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.


As a key member of our team, you will support a scientific team investigating human red cell development and associated red cell disorders, including the planning, development, conducting and evaluating of scientific research in a laboratory, clinic, field and/or teaching environment.


Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting Staff Scientist with multiple, concurrent projects and/or multi-faceted projects
  • Managing mouse colonies, including genotyping
  • Analyzing and resolving variations in complex tests, experiments and procedures
  • Designing and implementing modifications and changes to techniques, procedures and quality control measures
  • Supporting efforts to modify and adapt research methodologies in collaboration with others
  • Ensuring compliance with regulatory standards
  • Overseeing cell and primary sample processing, including cell fraction from blood or bone marrow
  • Performing mammalian cell culture and molecular bench work
  • Managing lab resources, including logs/files, ordering reagents and other supplies
  • Ensuring general lab organization
  • Summarizing experimental data
  • Assisting in drafting figures, results and methods for presentation and publication
  • Handling other related tasks as necessary


To qualify, you must have a BS or MS in Biology, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Genetics or related field, at least 5 years of bench research/laboratory experience, and knowledge of molecular biology and cellular techniques, including PCR, western blotting and tissue culture using sterile techniques. Familiarity with mouse handling/manipulation studies will be expected, as will an understanding of context and implications associated with research to apply and interpret theoretical knowledge necessary in one or more scientific disciplines. Strong attention to detail and superior analytical, problem-solving, organizational, oral/written communication and PC skills are all required. Experience in flow cytometry and microscopy is highly desirable.


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