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Research Technician II-Molecular Biology

Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY 10007
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Position Summary

Supports antibody discovery and leads optimization efforts across the Biologics portfolio through cloning, expression vector and protein design, sequencing, and optimization of biologic drug properties\. This role works closely with teams across the Biologics group and academic collaborators and presents data to the project teams\.

Job Responsibilities

+ Performs plasmid purifications, polymerase chain reactions and molecular cloning\.

+ Designs primers for PCR, sequencing and mutagenesis\.

+ Generates plasmids for recombinant antibody and antigen production in bacterial and mammalian cell culture systems\.

+ Maintains an inventory of bacterial cultures, plasmids, primers and other reagents\.

+ Records experimental methods, results and conclusions\.

+ Is active in managing day\-to\-day laboratory needs and maintaining SOPs\.

+ Stays current with literature and emerging trends in the discipline\.

+ Performs other related duties as assigned\.


+ Bachelor's Degree in related field


BS/MS in molecular biology, biochemistry, chemical engineering or related field\.

A minimum of 2 years laboratory experience in molecular biology in an academic

laboratory, or in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry\.

Experience in molecular cloning techniques \(PCR, plasmid preparation, DNA

sequence analysis\), and with handling and manipulating microbial cultures\.

Knowledge of molecular construct design using nucleic acid and protein analysis


Previous experience with bacterial and mammalian cell culture handling\.

Proficiency with enzyme\-linked immunosorbent assay \(ELISA\) and Western Blot\.

Understanding of antibody structure and function\.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

+ Motivation to learn and grow in scientific expertise\.

+ Ability to manage work with minimal supervision\.

+ Ability to trouble\-shoot technical issues\.

+ Strong communication and presentation skills\.

+ Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously\.

Licenses and Certifications

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

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 Employer\. Weill Cornell Medicine provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information\.
Posted: 2019-08-01 Expires: 2019-10-04

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