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Animal Research Technician II

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

New York, NY
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Weill Medical College of Cornell University
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Job Title Animal Research Technician II

JobID 7482

Location: New York, NY

Description Position Summary
The main duty in this role is to manage mouse colonies, which consists of around 160.170 cages at any given time. The employee would be required to set up breeders of the correct genotype, monitor cages for pregnant mothers and for birth of offspring, wean the pups in a timely fashion, and genotype the pups using PCR. He/she must ensure that the mice needs of other members of the lab are met in a timely fashion, and this requires careful communication, organized planning, and precise record keeping. He/she will need to check that cage cards are correct, that recently operated mice are in good health, and that special diets, supplements, or drugs are being provided as directed.Candidates must be comfortable with handling mice and OK with animal experimentation.
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.

+ 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 posters.

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

+ 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.

+ 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.

+ 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.
+ Bachelor's Degree in related field
Approximately 2 years of related work experience within a laboratory
Experience working with animal colonies, specifically with mice is a must
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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