Full-time, Paid, Research Technician, Cell Biology

April 2, 2019


Organization: Schwartz Lab, Weill Cornell Medical College


Position Description:

The Schwartz Lab is looking for a student to work as a Research Technician. The Schwartz lab focuses on building models of human liver disease in vitro. The lab uses stem cell biology and incorporates engineering techniques to better understand human liver disease with the goal to improve clinical therapy.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Cell culture and differentiation of stem cells into several cell lineages

  • Cell culture of primary cells and cell lines

  • Rodent hepatocyte isolation and culture

  • Performing DNA and RNA isolation, PCR and gene expression analysis including quantitative PCR

  • Isolating cells and performing FACS analyses and flow sorting

  • Performing protein analysis including Western blot analysis and ELISA

  • Performing cell imaging techniques including immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry

  • Genetic engineering of plasmids, bacterial transformation, additional mammalian cell culture procedures, and transfection

  • Performing high throughput screen

  • Validation and biological characterization of lead hits

  • Designing and performing protocols for particular research projects

  • Maintaining accurate and details records of all laboratory experiments in a neat and proper manner

  • Maintaining laboratory, inventory, facilities, equipment, and supplies

  • Ensuring laboratory is in compliance with safety and environmental regulations

  • Designing experiments and carrying them out in a semi-independent manner

  • Attending meetings and training seminars in other collaborating laboratories with projects of mutual interest

  • Participating in weekly scientific meetings and journal clubs

  • Participating in the training and orientation of new investigators, research fellows, residence and technical staff

  • Performing other related duties as assigned


Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences and related disciplines

  • Willingness to be a team player and work in an exciting and dynamic environment

  • Ability to work flexible hours, which may include weekends

  • Willingness to work with biologic materials from human and mouse subjects  

  • Effective written and oral communication skills a plus

  • One year or more of related full-time work experience a plus


Time Commitment: Full-time (with a minimum commitment of two years)


Apply: To apply, please email your cover letter, resume/CV, and transcript tojip2007@med.cornell.edu.


Keywords: Cell Biology, Full-time, glide year, paid, Research Technician


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