Research Technician at Weill Cornell (New York, NY)

The Blenis Lab (http://www.blenislab.org/) is looking for a research technician, who under direct supervision will participate in the planning, execution and analysis of experiments focused on signal transduction, metabolism and cancer in the Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine. Techniques in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology and tissue culture will be utilized regularly. Future involvement with mouse experiments is a possibility. Research technicians will perform daily tasks to maintain and organize the lab.

Position activities:

  • Under supervision performs research techniques including but not limited to: Western blots, DNA/RNA isolation & gel electrophoresis, cloning, tissue culture, microscopy, mini & maxi preps, PCR and qPCR, protein purification, immunoprecipitation, kinase assays,
  • Participates in collecting results from the various experimental procedures and the data analysis,
  • Maintains detailed records of experimental protocols and results,
  • Maintains inventory of supplies and reagents, prepares buffers/solutions and reagent aliquots for common use, orders and unpacks the lab supplies,
  • Maintains the lab equipment,
  • Performs day-to-day lab functions to keep an organized and clean laboratory space,
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biology or Cell Biology related areas
  • Two year commitment

Skills and Abilities

  • Some lab experience: experience in protein gel electrophoresis, DNA gel electrophoresis, tissue culture, molecular biology techniques is preferred.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills and strong computer literacy
  • Strong organizational skills and self-motivation
  • Ability to work independently

Applications can be made by sending a resume and an unofficial transcript to Samara Benitez at ceo2001@med.cornell.edu.