Research Assistant/Technician – May2021 Graduates
Title: Research Assistant/Technician – May2021 Graduates
Location: Brooklyn; Lower East Side; Midtown; Upper East Side; West Side; White Plains
Weill Cornell Medicine is seeking highly-motivated Research Technicians and Research Assistants to join various teams and labs across the institution! The below responsibilities that outline wet-lab work are typically aligned with our Research Technician I roles. The below responsibilities that outline dry research work are typically aligned with our (Clinical) Research Assistant roles. If you are seeking a position upon graduation, we invite you to apply to this opening to express interest and take a look at our more specific openings on the WCM careers page. Thank you for your interest in Weill Cornell!
Under direction, provides research, experimental, data analysis and/or operational support to principal investigators working on investigative procedures or research coordinators working on clinical research studies.
This role may perform various assays, imaging experiments, and other technical duties to assist with the research activities of a laboratory and may be required to work with animal models and/or human subjects.
Participates in planning and carrying out experiments and/or assists with clinical research protocols.
As applicable, responsible for routine molecular biology laboratory procedures, such as PCR, protein and DNA electrophoresis, cloning and DNA preparation as well as routine biochemistry assays including western blotting and RT-PCR.
As applicable, coordinates the recruitment and enrollment of study participants. Assesses patient eligibility for inclusion in clinical trials. Ensures proper consent protocols have been followed for study participation.
If working in a lab, ensures that safe laboratory practices are followed, including the use and disposal of chemicals and hazardous materials and ensures a clean working area and is responsible for washing and storing glassware.
May be responsible for animal husbandry, genotyping, surgeries, post-operative care, behavioral testing, sectioning and histology.
Conducts library research and literature searches using various computer systems. Assists in editing scientific publications, abstracts and posters.
Analyzes data using computer software.
May assist faculty in the preparation of grant submissions and associated documentation, which may include just-in-time documents, progress reports, routing forms, abstracts and manuscripts.
May assist in the preparation of materials, submissions and renewals to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) or IACUC.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Some related bench lab or clinical research experience.
Minimum two-year commitment due to a substantial training effort associated with the position.
Knowledge of medical terminology is helpful.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Statistical and database management experience, including proficiency in SPSS and/or RedCap.
Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to detail.
Ability to multi-task and work in an agile and flexible manner.
Licenses and Certifications
Working Conditions/Physical Demands
Ability to work flexible hours.
Standard laboratory conditions as applicable.
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 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.