Research Assistant I
The position is primarily responsible for research aimed at investigating the biology of human hematopoietic (blood) stem cells the Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute, the research branch of the New York Blood Center. In particular, the research assistant will use both a mouse model and in vitro culture systems to investigate the role of specific genes and proteins in the function of stem cells. The candidate will perform cutting-edge research that integrates innovative technologies and approaches including classic molecular biology, tissue culture, and biochemical techniques, genetic manipulation techniques (CRISPR/Cas9) as well as modern imaging techniques and bioinformatics.
The candidate will also assist with the utilization of induced pluripotent stem cells in the research of regenerative medicine and iPSC banking at NYBC.
Education: Applicants must have a a BS/MS/Ph.D. degree. The candidate must have demonstrated a passion for performing basic research and a strong scholarly record.
Research experience in handling and working with mice and basic laboratory techniques, including PCR, Western blotting, ELISA, flow cytometry and cell-based aseptic techniques is desired. In addition, the candidate has to show the following abilities: ability to work independently with minimal supervision; strong attention to detail in all work processes; participate in team meetings and provide input into experimental design; work in a strong team environment; identify problems in a timely manner, evaluate options and implement solutions.
Any combination of education, training and experience that has supplied the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to perform the essential functions of the job will be strongly considered.
About New York Blood Center
At New York Blood Center, one of the most comprehensive blood centers in the world, our focus is on cultivating excellence by merging cutting-edge innovation with diligent customer service, groundbreaking research, and comprehensive program and service development. Join our team as we work towards meeting and exceeding the growing needs of our diverse communities, further our lifesaving strategic goals in a rapidly changing environment, and expand our impact on the local, national, and global communities we serve.