Title: Research Technician – Dr. Artis Lab
Location: Upper East Side
Org Unit: David Artis Lab
Work Days: Monday-Friday
Exemption Status: Non-exempt
We seek a highly motivated research technician to join our team at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. The goals of the Artis lab are to understand the regulatory mechanisms that control immune cell homeostasis at the body’s barrier surfaces. Employing diverse models of microbial colonization, pathogen infection and chronic inflammation, research in the Artis lab is examining how mammalian host genetics and signals derived from commensal microbial communities influence innate and adaptive immune responses in the skin, lung and intestine.
The successful candidate will participate in the planning, execution, and analysis of animal and human tissue experiments in immunology, infection, allergy, and tissue repair. The candidate will exhibit outstanding communication skills and also assist in basic laboratory tasks and ordering supplies. Some experience with rodent handling and mammalian cell culture techniques required. Experience with molecular biology, imaging, or flow cytometry highly desired.
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.
Conducts library research and literature searches using various computer systems. Assists in editing scientific publications, abstracts and posters.
Provides working supervision to junior laboratory staff as needed.
Assists in the orientation and training of new investigators, fellows, residents, and technical staff in the use of equipment, products and experimental techniques.
Responsible for tissue & cell culture activities.
May run routine biochemistry assays including western blotting and RT-PCR.
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.
Prepares and maintains detailed records, logs and summary reports of all procedures and results including graphs, scientific calculations, and statistical analysis charting.
May perform routine molecular biology laboratory procedures, such as PCR, protein and DNA electrophoresis, cloning and DNA preparation.
May perform microscopic imaging analyses.
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.
Ensures that 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.
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.
May be responsible for the receipt, storage, cataloguing and shipment of samples within and between institutions.
Approximately 2 years of related work experience within a laboratory.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to work flexible hours.
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 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.