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Research Assistant Position

We are currently seeking candidates to investigate mechanisms of iron-altered hematopoiesis within the Iron Research Program of the Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute, the research branch of the New York Blood Center. In particular, candidates will study the impact of iron overload and deficiency on the pathogenesis of human hematological diseases. The candidate will perform cutting-edge research that integrates human biology and hematology with novel therapies using innovative technologies and approaches including classic molecular, cellular, and biochemical techniques, as well as modern imaging techniques, sequencing and single cell analysis techniques, bioinformatics, and preclinical in vitro and in vivo models.

´╗┐Responsibilities include:
  • Performing daily molecular bench work
  • Handling and working with mice on a regular basis for routine experiments
  • Managing mouse colonies including genotyping
  • Mammalian cell culture (primary and cell lines) and isolation/preparation of bone marrow cells and peripheral blood cells
  • Working independently on a research project under the supervision of the Lab Head
  • Maintaining lab files related to the general lab
  • Reporting research progress while maintaining up to date knowledge of literature in relevant fields
  • Summarizing experimental data, as well as assisting in drafting figures, results and methods for presentation and publication
  • Maintaining laboratory apparatus and instruments
  • Identifying and implementing process improvements
  • Handling other related functions as necessary

To qualify, you must have had a previous research experience, with knowledge of the basic laboratory techniques and possibly mouse handling.