Research Technician II (32829) - New York, NY | Biospace
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Research Technician II (32829)

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Immunology, Molecular Biology, Research, Technician,

Job Description

Weill Cornell Medicine is committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. The doctors and scientists of Weill Cornell Medicine—faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and Weill Cornell Physician Organization— are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Weill Cornell Medicine faculty provide comprehensive patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork- Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. Weill Cornell Medicine is also affiliated with
Houston Methodist.

The Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute (Tri-I TDI) seeks a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join the Antibody Discovery group. The Tri-I TDI, a partnership of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, The Rockefeller University, and Weill Cornell Medicine, links researchers in basic and clinical science with experts in drug discovery from the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, with the goal of more efficiently translating discoveries into therapies for disease. The candidate, with minimal supervision, will carry out experiments to generate and characterize therapeutic monoclonal antibodies both in vivo by immunizing mice and other animal species, and in vitro by carrying out phage display panning campaigns.

Position Activities
•   Collaborates with the in-house monoclonal antibody core facility to immunize and bleed animals
•   Analyzes serum samples by biochemical and cell-based experimental techniques
•   Generates and maintains hybridoma that produce monoclonal antibodies
•   Conducts phage display panning selections
•   Screens phage pools for binders to target antigens
•   Keeps a detailed and well organized laboratory notebook
•   Contributes to maintaining equipment, inventory systems, and lab organization
•   Presents project updates at group meetings
•   Keeps current with literature and emerging trends in the discipline
•   Performs other related duties as assigned


•   Bachelor's degree in immunology, molecular biology, or related field.
•   One year of related work experience. Also 2 years of experience in animal handling and molecular biology. Animal handling experience could come from working in an academic laboratory or from working in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry.

Highly Desired Requirements
•   Master's degree in immunology, molecular biology, or related field
•   Experience with monoclonal antibody generation technologies (hybridoma, phage display)
•   Demonstrated track record with publications or patents

Skill and Abilities
•   Proficiency in mammalian tissue culture techniques
•   Familiarity with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA)
•   Knowledge in handling mice and other animal species for injections and bleeds
•   Expertise with phage panning and flow cytometry technologies desirable
•   Experience with manipulating microbial cultures
•   Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently
•   Critical thinking, prioritization of tasks, strong problem-solving and troubleshooting, independence, and excellent communication and presentation skills
•   Timely delivery of team goals and ability to build productive relationships with colleagues, collaboration partners, and stakeholders

Working Conditions/Physical Demands
•   No additional working conditions/physical demands provided.
•   No relocation assistance is provided for this position.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.