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Research Technician II-Genomics

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

New York, NY
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Job Title Research Technician II-Genomics

JobID 5701

Location: New York, NY

Description Position Summary
Provides the services of cutting edge genomics technologies to the Weill Cornell Medicine community and performs genomics related experiments that involve working with RNA and DNA samples from research labs.
Job Responsibilities
+ Independently or semi.independently, designs and carries out experiments. Analyzes and interprets experimental results and provides input related to subsequent experimental designs.

+ 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.

+ Performs genomics related experiments that involve working with RNA and DNA samples from research labs.

+ Performs standard techniques that are required in genomics protocols.

+ Reads, interprets accurately, and applies experimental protocols precisely in conducting services.

+ Operates high throughput genomics instruments including real.time PCR system, automation system and next.generation sequencing platform – Illumina HiSeq 4000/2500, NextSeq500 and MiSeq sequencing platforms.

+ Works closely with customers in the usage of new protocols and kits.

+ 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.

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

+ 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.
+ Bachelor's Degree in related field
Master's degree preferred.
Approximately 2 years of genomics related work experience.
Knowledge of molecular biology and genomics.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
+ Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to interact with multiple constituencies and exercise "people skills".

+ Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to detail.

+ Ability to work independently.

+ Ability to learn new techniques in a quick and efficient manner.

+ Demonstrated ability to remain focus despite frequent interruptions.

+ Demonstrates ability to exercise standards of professionalism, including appearance, presentation and demeanor.

+ Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative manner with all departmental faculty and staff, as well as other institutional representatives.
Licenses and Certifications
Working Conditions/Physical Demands
Standard laboratory conditions.
work flexible hours.
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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