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Research Technician II-Shah

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Position Summary

Under supervision, assists scientists, both independently and collaboratively, with laboratory and investigative procedures This role performs various assays, imaging experiments, and other technical duties to assist with the research activities of the laboratory and may be required to work with animal models and/or human subjects

Job Responsibilities

+ Extracts DNA and RNA from different starting materials and performs quality control on all samples\.

+ Completes cell culture and transfection experiments\.

+ Performs plasma DNA isolation, western/northern blots, and cell survival/apoptosis assays\.

+ Designs and executes PCR and qPCR assays\.

+ Genotypes patient specific SNPs, copies number variants and identifies and validates patient\-and tumor\-specific DNA and/or RNA mutations; profiles DNA methylation patterns\.

+ Manages, stores and/or processes research and clinical samples\. Accurately records sample information and results into a database and communicates experimental results to users and team\.

+ Inventories reagents and places orders as needed\.


+ Bachelors of Science Degree


Approximately 2 years of related work experience within a laboratory\.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

+ Advanced time management and organizational skills

+ Demonstrated strong communication skills\.

Licenses and Certifications

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Ability to work flexible hours\.

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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