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Research Specialist Level 4

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Position Summary

Working with little supervision from the Principal Investigator \(PI\) or more senior staff on sponsored research projects develops, performs, and maintains a broad range of standard and advanced laboratory procedures including cell biology, biochemistry, and molecular techniques\. May assist in tasks performed by less senior Lab staff\. Assists and contributes to research planning, Performs a variety of complex biochemical techniques \(Western blots, immunoprecipitation etc\.\); molecular \(cloning etc\.\); cell biological \(imaging, cell culture, frog oocyte etc\) to support ongoing projects in the lab led by senior Lab personnel\.

Job Responsibilities

+ Assists in the design and planning of experiments, develops new analytical methods and testing procedures\.

+ Operates, calibrates and performs routine maintenance on standard and specialized laboratory equipment\.

+ Manipulates, computes and analyzes data using complex statistical computer software and develops new analytical methods and testing procedures\.

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

+ Responsible for Quality Control and Assurance of samples, reagents, and data\. Ensures laboratory compliance to all guidelines and standards of WCM\-NY and WCM\-Q\.

+ Cleans and maintains laboratory hygiene, disposes of laboratory waste\.

+ Orders laboratory supplies, maintains laboratory equipment and related records, expenditures, including inventory control and material receipt\.

+ Develops and documents methods to improve processes in the laboratory\.

+ Oversees and performs experiments or tests requiring broad knowledge and experience\. Cross trains on equipment, coordinates vacations, etc with other team members to ensure smooth lab flow\.


+ Bachelor's Degree in related field


Bachelor degree \(B\.S\.\) in biology or related field is preferred\.

Five or more years prior experience working in a research or similar laboratory\.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

+ Advanced computer experience required for data entry and troubleshooting\.

+ Previously exhibited individual initiative\.

+ Previously demonstrated advanced proficiency in written and spoken English\.

+ Previously demonstrated advanced ability to communicate in both scientific written reports and professional presentations

Licenses and Certifications

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Work is approximately 30% is computer based, 70% lab based\.

May require extended and varying work hours to meet demands\.

Must be able to lift 20 lbs unaided\.

Work may include using chemical substances requiring careful use and the use of protective devices and clothing\.

Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar was established in 2001 as a partnership between Cornell University and Qatar

Foundation\. The first medical school in Qatar and a pioneer of coeducation at university level, WCM\-Q offers an integrated program of pre\-medical and medical studies leading to the Cornell University M\.D\. degree\. Teaching is by Cornell and Weill Cornell faculty, including physicians at Hamad Medical Corporation \(HMC\) who hold Weill Cornell appointments\.

Enrollment has grown rapidly from 25 first year pre\-medical students in fall 2002 to over 200 students from more than 30 countries as we entered our sixth year of operation in September 2007\.

WCM\-Q is part of Weill Cornell Medical College, which was founded in New York City over 100 years ago, and shares the same mission:

+ to provide the finest education possible for medical students

+ to conduct research at the cutting edge of knowledge

+ to improve health care both now and for future generations

+ to provide the highest quality of care to the community

Weill Cornell Medicine\-Qatar is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer\.
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