Research Technician - Cancer Biology and Genetic Program
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
March 4, 2018
New York, New York
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The Joan Massagué Lab is seeking a highly motivated Research Technician to provide laboratory support in the Cancer Biology and Genetics Program. We are interested in the mechanisms that support tissue homeostasis and cancer metastasis. Focusing on TGFβ as one of the most prevalent signaling pathways in metazoan biology, we are establishing how TGFβ signals control pluripotency and differentiation in stem cells, and homeostasis in mature cells. In addition, we are interested in the genes and pathways that drive metastasis. Ultimately, our goal is to use this basic knowledge to develop innovative cancer treatments. Learn more about our lab here.
An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding
Adept at planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments with a keen eye for detail
Action oriented and eager to take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
Maintain cell lines for the laboratory, oversee the tissue culture facility while working closely with lab members on their ongoing projects.
Conduct a wide variety of experimental tests for investigator's research projects.
Assist the lab members by performing immunological assays, stains, preparing reagents, isolating and purifying substances, growing and purifying bacterial plasmids, cells cultures, cloning, western blots and radiolabeling nucleic acids and proteins.
Use or operate equipment and instruments such as microscopes, spectrophotometers, centrifuges, electron microscopes, pH meters, and other standard laboratory equipment.
Assist with the overall upkeep and maintenance of the lab which involves inventory and restocking of lab supplies and reagents, routine cleaning and making of stock buffers and other routine tasks as assigned.
Work may involve culture and/or cell separation methods; electrophoretic separations: assays (e.g., RIA, TIA, ELISA); basic biology or other specialized science techniques depending on the lab.
Operates lab equipment such as centrifuges, pH meters, analytical balancers, scintillation counters, spectrophotometers, light microscopes and other equipment as instructed.
May be involved in animal handling requiring injection of animals, collection/harvesting of tissues, fluids; animal autopsies in order to make chemical identification and conduct analyses.
Responds to and completes tasks as instructed by the Lab manager and staff associated with designated research projects by carrying out the requested activities.
Bachelor's Degree in Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, etc.) with 1-2 years of laboratory experience. #LI-SB1
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Internal Number: 8106581
About Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
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