Technical Assistant/Laboratory Technician in Cancer Biology (New York, NY)

Position: Technical Assistant/Laboratory Technician in Cancer Biology - Papagiannakopoulos Lab

We have an opportunity for a full-time Technical Assistant/Laboratory Technician to join the laboratory of Thales Papagiannakopoulos at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine. The Papagiannakopoulos (PapaG) laboratory carries out pioneering research on the mechanisms of cancer initiation, progression and metastasis. Our group uses sophisticated genetically engineered mouse models of cancer, which recapitulate the genetics, histological progression and tissue microenvironment of human tumors. Using these mouse models, we employ innovative CRISPR/Cas9 genome engineering, Single-Cell sequencing, metabolomics and immune-phenotyping approaches to elucidate the complex interactions of tumor intrinsic oncogenic events with systemic changes in physiology, diet and metabolism during tumor progression (Romero R. et al., Nature Medicine, 2017; Lignitto L et al., Cell, 2019). More information about the Papagiannakopoulos lab can be found here:

We are looking for a highly motivated, team-oriented candidate who seeks full-time employment and enjoys the excitement of a world-class scientific laboratory and welcomes the challenge of an energetic environment that maintains a strong commitment to collegiality and teaching. Our laboratory is in a highly interactive and collaborative scientific community in the heart of New York City. The candidate will perform independent research requiring excellent application of professional judgment and interpretation of experimental results. Qualified candidates will have a background in molecular and cellular biology. Competitive candidates will have experience with in vivo studies, molecular cloning. Excellent written and communication skills, ability to effectively collaborate with fellow scientists, and execute tasks in a timely manner are highly desired.

Responsibilities: Candidate will work closely with Dr. Papagiannakopoulos and fellow lab members to accomplish the research objectives of the lab and participate in original biomedical research in the field of cancer. The candidate will contribute to mouse colony management and husbandry; isolation of genomic DNA and PCR-based genotyping; CRISPR/Cas9 genome engineering; participation in the isolation and histopathological analysis of tumors; use of standard molecular biology techniques including molecular cloning, immunohistochemistry, western blotting and tissue culture. In addition to experimentation, the duties will include management of laboratory supplies and attending and participating in group and project meetings.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with undergraduate training in Biology, Chemistry, similar life sciences, or equivalent science experience. The applicant should be highly motivated, self-driven, organized, and reliable. Candidates should have prior laboratory. Experience with animals, cell culture and basic molecular biology techniques is preferred. For candidates interested in applying to graduate or medical school programs after 2-3 years of technician position, our lab has a good track record with former technical assistants and undergraduates being admitted into top-ranked graduate and medical school programs in the US.

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Papagiannakopoulos ( Please provide a PDF file with Complete CV, names and contact information of three professional references and a brief description of prior research.