Full-time, Paid, Laboratory Research Technician, Precision Immunology

April 24, 2019


Organization: Miriam Merad Lab/Precision Immunology Institute at Mount Sinai (PrIISM)


Position Description
The Merad Lab is seeking a student to work as a research technician in the area of lung cancer immunology. The laboratory technician will study Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cells, generate viral vectors to edit cells in vivo and induce tumors, and apply state-of-the-art single cell sequencing and mass cytometry to dissect the tumor microenvironment. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisiting post-doctoral fellows with experiment in molecular biology, immunology, tumor models, mass cytometry, and cellullar engineering

  • Working with cell culture/seperation methods; electrohretic separations: assays (e.g. ELISA); recombinant DNA methods (CRISPR/CAS9, electroporation), cell culture, and flow cytometry; or other specialized science techniques depending on the direction of inquiry  

  • Participating/presenting work in laboratory meetings and reading literature applicable to the research area

  • Helping with the maintenance and organization of lab mouse strains, including genotyping 

  • Preparing laboratory equipment, instruments, solutions, stains, assays and other supplies

  • Being involved in humane animal handling procedures including injection of mice, collecting/harvesting of tissues and fluids, and animal autopsies 

  • Performing necessary analysis and calculations, recording data and writing reports on research findings 


Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in life sciences, with courses in molecular and cell biology 

  • 1 - 3 years of experience in a life sciences laboratory 

  • Actively seek to understand the science underlying experiments

  • 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)

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member 

  • Ability to learn complex tasks with general instruction

Time commitment




To apply, please email your CV/Resume detailing prior education and lab research experience and two references to Jalal Ahmed


Keywords: Full-time, glide year, Laboratory Research Technician, paid, Precision Immunology

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