Laboratory Assistant for Bisserier Lab

Job Locations US-NY-Valhalla
Requisition ID
2022-8962
Position Type
Full-Time
Schedule Shift
1
Hours Per Week
35
Travel
10%
Category
Research
FLSA Status
Non-Exempt

Overview

The Bisserier Laboratory at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY, is seeking a full-time laboratory technician in molecular and cellular biology with a strong interest in cardiovascular diseases. The lab investigates the molecular mechanisms that contribute to pulmonary arterial hypertension with the ultimate goal of identifying new therapeutic targets and developing new pharmacological strategies. Our studies encompass a wide variety of techniques, including mammalian cell culture, transfections, lentiviral/retroviral infection, western blotting, immunoprecipitation, RT-qPCR, ChlP-qPCR, immunostaining, and gene therapy using animal models of PAH. The ideal candidate will work well in a team environment, but yet be driven and self-motivated.

Responsibilities

1. Assist the principal investigator with experimental design, execution, data collection, and interpretation 
2. Assist with laboratory staff training and oversee students performing procedures andexperiments 
3. Maintain laboratory records and inventory for long-term sample storage 
4. Ensure compliance with laboratory safety guidelines 
5. Responsible for ordering supplies and day-to-day lab budgeting 

Qualifications

Education, Qualifications and Skills

(A) Education requirement: Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in the field of Life Sciences or related field
(B) Licenses or certifications: None
(C) Technical/computer skills:

  • Highly motivated, skilled, and dynamic individual.
  • Previous experience with mammalian cell culture, aseptic techniques, and other laboratory techniques would be appreciated.
  • Knowledge in cardiovascular biology and/or molecular biology research (gene regulation) is an advantage but not required .
  • Familiarity with next-generation sequencing technologies.
  • Good organization skills and ability to handle multiple projects.
  • Good oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and statistical software (ex: GraphPad Prism).
  • Aptitude for quick learning and multi-tasking is critical
  • Knowledge of standard concepts, good laboratory practices and procedures.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy

(D) Prior experience: Not required

 

Physical and Environmental Demands

Physical: Ability to lift and carry up to 10 lbs unassisted. Stationary position (sitting or standing) up to 75% of the time
Environmental: None

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