Associate Research Technician - Human Genetics and Genomics
NYU Langone Health
January 3, 2018
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Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Associate Research Technician.
The successful candidate will join a laboratory developing and utilizing cutting-edge, high throughput genetic, functional genomic and computational technologies for dissection of complex genetic diseases, and expected to perform routine genetic analyses in this research laboratory on a number of human disease projects and working with mouse models of human disease. The position will be responsible for performing basic laboratory techniques, and a variety of experiments of routine nature, collaborating with lab members on different projects, contributing the organization of the lab and providing support for various aspects of experimental research. The position will work under general supervision
Lab Duties - Basic lab duties (i.e. prepare solutions and reagents, routine genetic analyses, etc.) under general supervision as well as more advanced duties under direct supervision. Assists with the ordering and tracking of laboratory supplies. Assist with data and reports. Assist in the maintenance and handling of mouse and fish colonies as needed. Performs routine technical tasks, and assists in the general maintenance of the lab, such as prepare stock reagents, maintain inventory of the labs supplies, general maintenance of lab equipment. General techniques in genetics and molecular biology (DNA and RNA extraction and analysis, genotyping, and sequencing), biochemistry and cell culture. Under supervision, will participate in standard lab experiments. Maintain careful laboratory notes on all experiments performed.
Assist in Developing Procedures - Assists in implementing new procedures and protocols to support experiments. Participates actively in developing, recommending and implementing new approved procedures, or modifications to existing protocols and procedures. Maintains and updates technical knowledge.
Communication/Relationship with Others - Cooperates, communicates and relates well to all levels of Medical Center. Listens carefully to others in order to respond appropriately, answer questions or obtain needed information. Communicates ideas, problems, suggestions, and messages in a timely and effective manner. Maintains the confidentiality of all research information.
Judgment/Decision-Making - Is able to recognize problems as they occur; and through the application of appropriate policy/ procedure, determine and/or recommends the appropriate solution. Seeks guidance as necessary for the performance of duties asks appropriate questions when in doubt and utilizes reference sources/materials to endure accuracy. Advises appropriate personnel of situations/problems requiring intervention or follow-up attention.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a A Bachelor's of Science Degree in Life Sciences or a related field is not required (but preferred). Experience with general techniques in genetics and molecular biology (DNA and RNA extraction and analysis, genotyping, and sequencing); experience in cell culture would be advantageous but is not required. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's of Science Degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, or a related field preferred. Experience with working on mouse and/or fish colonies.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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