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Research Specialist - Molecular Genomics Core Lab

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Position Summary

The responsibilities of this position will include technical support for the existing Epigenomis Core facility resources and services \(methylation profiling, chromatin accessibility, RNAseq, single cell gene expression\), assay development, and implementation of new techniques primarily based on high\-throughput DNA sequencing assays\. The Research Specialist will work with the Core Director to review and troubleshoot procedures and to maintain complete documentation for assay development, sample and process tracking, quality assessment, data return and results reporting\. This position also requires knowledge of robot\-usage\.

Job Responsibilities

+ Evaluates, recommends, and develops new techniques to assist in overall laboratory efficiency\.

+ Ensures laboratory quality assurance goals and standards are met\. Evaluates results of quality control trends and implements corrective action when needed\.

+ Writes/amends laboratory operating protocols and implements new technology and protocols as needed\.

+ May independently or semi\-independently, designs and carries out experiments\. Analyzes and interprets experimental results and provides input related to subsequent experimental designs\.

+ Responsible for tissue & cell culture activities\.

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

+ Conducts library research and literature searches using various computer systems\. Assists in editing scientific publications, abstracts and/or posters\.

+ Maintains inventory of supplies, equipment and/or reagents\. May order supplies/equipment/reagents as authorized or ensure that needs are escalated appropriately\. Receives supply orders and confirms accuracy of delivery\. May assist with cost control\.

+ Audits and screen vendors/suppliers to evaluate the quality of products and equipment they supply\. Corresponds with them for technical support pertaining to those products\.

+ 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 need to assist in the orientation and training of new investigators, fellows, residents, and technical staff and/or provide working supervision to lower level laboratory staff\.

+ May be responsible for animal husbandry, genotyping, surgeries, post\-operative care, behavioral testing, sectioning and histology\.

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

+ May run routine biochemistry assays including western blotting and RT\-PCR\.

+ May perform microscopic imaging analyses\.

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


+ Bachelors of Science Degree


Approximately 3\-5 years of related work experience within a laboratory

Experience with library preparations for next generation sequencing and robotics

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

+ Ability to work flexible hours\.

Licenses and Certifications

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Standard laboratory conditions; This position may handle radioactive material and/or biologic materials from human subjects as required; This position may require standing or sitting for long periods of time; This role may require working within Biologic Safety Level 1, 2 and/or 3 facilities

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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