Research Technician - Immunology/Infectious Disease
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
March 10, 2018
New York, New York
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Research Technician, Immunology/Infectious Disease
The laboratory investigates innate and adaptive immune responses to infection by microbes, with a particular focus on the role of the intestinal microbiota and the mucosal immune system in preventing infections by antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens. We study the role of specific commensal bacterial species in providing resistance against Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, highly antibiotic-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae and Clostridium difficile . We have an immediate opening for a Research Technician to assist in immunology and infectious disease scientific research by utilizing molecular biology techniques, cellular and biochemical techniques, microbiology. This position will require animal handling and care as well as handling human fecal specimens and will involve culturing bacteria under anaerobic conditions.
Operating of lab equipment including autoclaves, centrifuges, voltage units, spectrophotometers, PCR thermocyclers, flowcytometer, etc
Use aseptic and sterile techniques to make microbiological culture media and bacterial stock cultures
Extraction of DNA from stool samples, PCR, DNA purification and quantitation
Organized electronic record keeping of data generated from experiments
Assist laboratory members in animal colony management, breeding mouse strains, harvesting and collecting organs for experiments
BA/BS in Biological or Natural Science
Zero to three (0-3) years of research experience
Excellent verbal and written communication
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to operate computers and associated software programs
MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.
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Internal Number: 8002243
About Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.
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