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Laboratory Technician-PGD

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Position Summary

Under direction, performs technical work related to the clinical and research aspects of the Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Laboratory\. Participates in research projects related to the development of new generation PGD technologies\.

Job Responsibilities

+ Monitor PGD patients' retrieval fertilization biopsy dates on IVFWin, coordinating referral lab specimen shipping dates\.

+ Assist embryo biopsy and PGD/PGS specimen handling\.

+ Assist clinical array CGH and/or next generation sequencing for preimplantation genetic diagnosis\.

+ May perform routine molecular biology laboratory procedures, such as PCR, protein and DNA electrophoresis, cloning and DNA preparation\.

+ Ensures that facilities and equipment are in optimal and proper working condition\. Coordinates preventative maintenance and repairs as needed\. May perform minor repairs if qualified and as needed\. May advise on upgrades for performance enhancements\.

+ Prepares and maintains detailed records, logs and summary reports of all procedures and results including graphs, scientific calculations, and statistical analysis charting\.

+ May be responsible for the receipt, storage, cataloguing and shipment of samples within and between institutions\.

+ Ensures a clean working area and is responsible for washing and storing glassware\.

+ Ensures the safe laboratory practices are followed, including the use and disposal of chemicals and hazardous materials\.

+ May participate in planning and carrying out experiments\. May assists in preparing research protocols\.

+ Analyzes data using computer software and reports results to the principle investigator\(s\)\.

+ May conduct library research and literature searches using various computer systems\. May assist in editing scientific publications, abstracts and posters\.

+ Provides technical support to faculty and staff including training of new employees, residents, postdoctoral associates, fellows and students\.


+ Bachelor's Degree in related field


Approximately one year of previous clinical laboratory experience

Minimum two\-year commitment

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

+ Ability to work flexible hours\.

Licenses and Certifications

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Standard laboratory conditions;

This position may handle biologic materials from human subjects as required; This position may require standing or sitting for long periods of time

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world\. Our doctors and scientists\-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization\-are engaged in world\-class clinical care and cutting\-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies\. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U\.S\. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey\. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork\-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork\-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork\-Presbyterian/Queens\. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients \- the center of everything we do\. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer\.
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