Laboratory Assistant

Job Locations US-NY-Valhalla
Requisition ID
2023-10021
Position Type
Full-Time
Schedule Shift
1
Hours Per Week
35
Travel
10%
Category
Research
FLSA Status
Non-Exempt

Overview

The Laboratory Assistant at New York Medical College (NYMC) will be an integral member of the laboratory environment supporting medical research in important areas of focus including cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, kidney disease, the neurosciences, disaster medicine, and vaccine development. This position may involve various responsibilities including but not limited to assisting with the design and performance of experiments, documenting results, maintaining laboratory equipment and stock, and ensuring laboratory organization. The level of independence and supervision may vary based on the lab’s focus, the candidate’s experience, ability to multitask among other factors. The specific duties for the lab environment are highlighted below.

 

This position is in an NIH-funded lab within the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology that investigates antibiotic resistance and vaccine development for pathogenic bacteria. This position provides laboratory support for work in bacterial culture, molecular biology, protein purification and immunological assays. Animal work (mice) is also expected. For further details, please see our lab website at www.bessenlab.org.

Responsibilities

  1. Perform routine procedures in bacterial culture; molecular biology (e.g., DNA and RNA purification, PCR); clone, produce and analyze recombinant polypeptides; and immunological assays (e.g., ELISA); work with live animals (mice).
  2. Maintain laboratory and lab supply inventory, and monitor equipment for maintenance
  3. Record experimental steps, data, and results.
  4. Train students and part-time lab assistants in some of the lab procedures
  5. Abide by established lab standards for communication, documentation, organization, and teamwork.
  6. Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

Education requirement:

  • B.A., B.S., or M.S.

Technical/computer skills:

  • Proficiency in MS Excel

Prior experience:

  • One year (or more) of relevant laboratory experience is preferred.

Minimum Salary

USD $38,400.00/Yr.

Maximum Salary

USD $48,000.00/Yr.

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