New York Blood Center

  • Research Assistant II- Host-Pathogen Research

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Job ID
    2018-1898
    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

    Along with conducting basic techniques in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, the successful candidate will validate selected lipids, proteins and genes as important biological molecules involved in the interaction between bloodborne parasites and human red blood cells.

     

    Responsibilities include:

    • Conducting data collection, data interpretation and the preparation of experiment reports
    • Designing and performing new protocols to test hypotheses and prediction related to projects
    • Manipulating sophisticated equipment such as FACS and ImageStream – training provided
    • Processing and analyzing large amounts of data generated from lipidomic assays
    • Performing statistical and graphical analysis of data
    • Discussing protocols, experiments, outcomes and future plans
    • Handling other related tasks as necessary

    Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree (PhD preferred) in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Biology, Genetics or a closely related field
    • 3+ years of relevant experience in at least two of the following areas: basic molecular biology techniques, including molecular cloning, RNA isolation, and northern blotting, PCR, and recombinant protein expression; tissue culture procedures; or lipids and proteomic techniques including lipid extraction and separation, along with conventional biochemistry techniques including pulse-chase analysis, immunoprecipitation and immunoblots
    • Working knowledge of quality and safety control standards
    • The ability to work independently or with minimal supervision
    • Superior analytical, problem-solving, planning and organizational skills
    • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

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