Job ID: 2012-4845
Campus: Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
Employee Classification: 1199 Union
Position Type: Regular Full-Time
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University (Einstein), one of the nations premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation, and proud home to more than 3,000 faculty and staff, 750 medical students and 350 PhD students, including 125 students in the combined MD/PhD programs. As a longstanding national leader in biomedical research, Einstein has 300+ research laboratories and has been awarded more than $199 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health. Einstein offers challenging, exciting, and rewarding careers for highly talented individuals who are dedicated to advancing pioneering educational and research initiatives. We pride ourselves in our humanitarian mission of serving the community and promoting an academic and working culture that is both supportive and collaborative. At Einstein, science is truly at the heart of medicine.
Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education and psychology. Since welcoming our first class in 1955, Einstein has been an integral part of Yeshiva University, an institution that offers rewarding and challenging employment opportunities to qualified candidates in a wide range of disciplines.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and a shuttle to nearby subway locations
The Genomics Shared Facility is searching for a Research Technician C to develop and implement protocols on an automated liquid handling system for the express purpose of increasing throughput of sample preparation for Massively Parallel Sequencing Instruments. This position requires great attention to detail, independent problem solving and the ability to clearly document and report on tasks performed and challenges faced. Additional goals are to ensure consistency and quality of such protocols, and to perform all other related duties as assigned.
Duties will include:
- Convert manual protocols to automated protocols on an Automated Liquid Handling System. This will require learning the current manual protocols, writing scripts to automate these protocols and testing the new automated protocols with control samples.
- Improve protocols to reduce reagent use on an automated system
- Improve scripts to increase sample throughput on an automated system
- Run maintenance scripts and test pipetting accuracy on automated equipment
- Process samples with the new automated protocols
- Perform other duties as directed
B.A. or B.S. in Biology or a related science or equivalent skills and experience required; M.A./M.S. preferred
- At least two years of professional lab experience required, with laboratory automation experience, specifically with scripting, as opposed to operating existing scripts required
Accurate pipetting skills and clear understanding of basic molecular biology techniques required
Ability to diagnose and solve problems related to automation equipment and operating software for that equipment required
Ability to maintain log of activities related to script development, troubleshooting and sample processing required
Must have superior written and verbal communication skill, as well as, the ability to work well independently and as part of a team
Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.