New York Blood Center and Rhode Island Blood Center

  • Research Fellow- Blood Borne Parasites

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Job ID
    2019-2079
    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 perform research aimed at investigating the biology of Babesia parasites in the Blood-Borne Parasites Lab of Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute, the research branch of NYBC. Successful candidate will perform cutting-edge research that integrates red cell biology with parasite biology using innovative technologies and approaches including classic molecular, cellular, and biochemical techniques, genetic manipulation techniques (CRISPR/Cas9), as well as modern imaging techniques and bioinformatics.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Utilizing both a mouse model and in vitro parasite culture systems to investigate the role of parasite exosomes in a variety of parasite and host biological processes
    • Performing daily molecular bench work
    • Handling and working with mice on a regular basis for routine experiments
    • Working on parasite cell culture and isolation of parasite stages
    • FACS and Image stream analysis
    • Processing and analyzing large amounts of data generated from miRNA arrays
    • Maintaining lab files related to the general lab
    • Reporting on research progress
    • Summarizing experimental data, assisting in the drafting of figures, results and methods for presentation and publication
    • Recommending and implementing process improvements within the lab
    • Handling other related functions as necessary

     

    Qualifications

    • Ph.D. degree
    • Demonstrated good record of high impact research and a strong scholarly record
    • Research experience handling and working with mice and basic laboratory techniques, including PCR, Western blotting, ELISA, flow cytometry and cell-based aseptic techniques
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Strong attention to detail in all work processes
    • Ability to participate in team meetings and provide input into experimental design
    • Work within a strong team environment; identify problems in a timely manner, evaluate options and implement solutions
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft office

    Unless otherwise specified, all posted opportunities are located in the New York or Greater Tri-State office locations

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