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Research Technician II - Assay Development and Screening

Weill Cornell Medical College


Location:
New York, NY
Date:
10/31/2017
2017-10-312017-12-03
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Position Summary







Performs primary and secondary screening assays to identify therapeutic antibody candidates at the Tri\-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute \(Tri\-I TDI\)\.







This role will perform primary binding and cell\-based assays with antibodies using a variety of readout technologies, perform development activities relating to the optimization and validation of immunoassays including developing assay specific control, as well as assist in screening project initiation including transfer of assays from principal investigators laboratory to TDI, amongst other duties\.







Job Responsibilities







+ 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\.



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



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



+ 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\.



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



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



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



+ 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\.



+ Assists in the orientation and training of new investigators, fellows, residents, and technical staff in the use of equipment, products and experimental techniques\.



+ Provides working supervision to junior laboratory staff as needed\.



+ 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\.







Education







+ Bachelor's Degree in related field







Experience







Bachelor's degree in biochemistry, molecular biology or related field preferred\.







Approximately 3 years of experience in antibody screening and assay development in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry or in an academic lab\.







In\-depth experience with plate based assays







Extensive knowledge in all aspects of liquid handlers including programing,operation and maintenance is highly desirable\.







Knowledge, Skills and Abilities







+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills, on both technical and non \-technical topics\.



+ Excellent Interpersonal Skills\.



+ Ability to estimate work, organize, plan and schedule multiple projects simultaneously\.



+ Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills\.



+ Advanced verbal/written and English communication and presentation skills\.



+ Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with multiple constituents\.







Licenses and Certifications







Working Conditions/Physical Demands







Standard laboratory conditions\.







Ability to work flexible hours\.







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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