We are seeking motivated and enthusiastic applicants for a full-time research technician position in the laboratory of Dr. Dilek Colak in the Brain and Mind Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medical College. The Research Technician assists with laboratory management responsibilities and under supervision performs various assays, cell culture experiments, and other technical duties to assist with the research activities of the laboratory. Our studies involve in vitro stem cell differentiation, patient-derived stem cell experiments, mouse studies, tissue preparation and histology. Minimum 2-year commitment is required. The start date is flexible, preferred November through February. The candidate can start as volunteer with flexible hours.
Position Activities: Lab management activities would include duties such as purchasing research materials, assisting with research protocol compliance, managing our mouse colonies, assisting and any other tasks that may arise in the course of helping the PI to keep the lab running. Research activities would be conducted under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or another qualified lab member and would include conducting experiments (cell culture, stem cells, cryosectioning of brain tissue, imaging, and/or immunohistochemistry), collecting and analyzing data, and assisting with manuscript production. The Research Technician may also perform other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Minimum requirements: Bachelors of Science, Bachelors of Arts, or equivalent 4-year undergraduate bachelors degree, preferably with a major in neuroscience, biology, or a related field. Applicants must be able to commit to working in the lab for at least two years.
Skills and abilities: attention to detail, organizational skills, ability to work independently, ability and willingness to learn new techniques and ability to work as part of a team. Prior lab experience, including pipetting and routine operation of instruments is preferred. Prior experience with mouse colony maintenance, cell/tissue culture or stem cells is an asset but is not required. Our website: http://brainandmind.weill.cornell.edu/lab/colak-laboratory
The position provides the opportunity for considerable creativity and innovation and applicants with these skills are also especially encouraged to apply. The wide range of research topics in the Colak lab makes it an excellent environment for interdisciplinary training (http://www.colaklab.com). The laboratory environment is highly collegial and interactive, so excellent written and oral communication skills are a must. email to apply: firstname.lastname@example.org