The Laboratory Assistant at New York Medical College (NYMC) will be an integral member of the laboratory environment supporting medical research in important areas of focus including cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, kidney disease, the neurosciences, disaster medicine, and vaccine development. This position may involve various responsibilities including but not limited to assisting with the design and performance of experiments, documenting results, maintaining laboratory equipment and stock, and ensuring laboratory organization. The level of independence and supervision may vary based on the lab's focus, the candidate's experience, ability to multitask among other factors. The specific duties for the lab environment are highlighted below.
This position is in an NIH-funded lab within the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology that investigates antibiotic resistance and vaccine development for pathogenic bacteria. This position provides laboratory support for work in bacterial culture, molecular biology, protein purification and immunological assays. Animal work (mice) is also expected. For further details, please see our lab website at www.bessenlab.org.
Perform routine procedures in bacterial culture; molecular biology (e.g., DNA and RNA purification, PCR); clone, produce and analyze recombinant polypeptides; and immunological assays (e.g., ELISA); work with live animals (mice).
Maintain laboratory and lab supply inventory, and monitor equipment for maintenance
Record experimental steps, data, and results.
Train students and part-time lab assistants in some of the lab procedures
Abide by established lab standards for communication, documentation, organization, and teamwork.
Other tasks as assigned.
B.A., B.S., or M.S.
Proficiency in MS Excel
One year (or more) of relevant laboratory experience is preferred.
Since 1860, New York Medical College (NYMC) has trained generations of students from all over the world to deliver skilled and compassionate medical care, explore the basic science questions that lead to important discoveries, and provide leadership in the field of public health and essential services to people with specialized care needs.
NYMC is located on a 565-acre suburban campus shared with Westchester Medical Center, 15 miles outside of the New York City limits.