Position Title: Research Technician

How To Apply: Please e-mail your resume or CV, along with a cover letter and contact information for three references to:
Jeff Blenker, Assistant to Dan Littman
NYU School of Medicine
Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
430 E. 29th St., ACLS-W Rm. 404
New York, NY 10016

Position Reports To: Dan Littman, MD, PhD

Our laboratory is seeking an energetic and highly motivated Research Technician to work in the area of immunology, microbiome, transcriptional regulation, and mouse genetics. We have a dynamic and diverse group of scientists. Most technicians leave the lab after 2-3 years well positioned for admission into PhD or MD/PhD programs.

We’re located at NYU medical center, in Manhattan at 1st Ave. and 29th St.

Principal Responsibilities:

-Assist postdoctoral fellows with experiments in molecular biology, immunology, immune-nervous system interactions, and the microbiome
-Perform independent research project when sufficient skills are acquired
-Participate in laboratory meetings and read literature applicable to the research area
-Help with maintenance and organization of lab mouse strains, including genotyping
-Help with lab organization and unpacking of delivered equipment and supplies
-Perform the duties of a Laboratory Assistant as required, including recombinant DNA methods, cell culture, and flow cytometry

Preferred Qualifications:

-Bachelor's degree in life science, with courses in molecular and cell biology
-Minimum 2 years experience in a life sciences laboratory
-Generally experienced in molecular biology (PCR, DNA and RNA isolation, cloning), mammalian cell culture, and handling mice (breeding, weaning and maintaining lines, tail DNA prep)
-Excellent analytical, organizational, communication, and computer skills
-Able to work independently and as a team member
-Able to use experience to perform a variety of new techniques
-Able to learn complex tasks with general instruction
-Actively seeks opportunities to increase skills and expertise