Location: New York, New York
Academic / Research
$80,000 - $95,000
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The Gene Editing and Screening (GES) Core Facility (https://www.mskcc.org/research-advantage/core-facilities/rnai-core) is recruiting a senior level scientist to provide high content cell-based screening (HCS) and small molecule high throughput screening (HTS) for researchers at MSKCC and outside clients. Arrayed small molecule and siRNA libraries, along with pooled functional genomics CRISPR-Cas9 and shRNA libraries, are offered for such screens. Core services include: assay development, performing large screens, data analysis, hit calling, confirmation and validation of hits, statistical calculations, dose response curves, drug and radiation synergies, synthetic lethality, and signaling pathway associations.
- Develop cell-based and non- cell-based assays for HCS and HTS screens
- Perform arrayed RNAi, CRISPR, and small molecule screening experiments in a high-throughput screening format
- Acquire large-scale image / screening data and perform statistical data analysis
- Collect and enter data, assist in analyzing data, preparation of reports and manuscripts.
- Maintain and develop protocols for laboratory automation including chemical inventory
- Attend and participate in project meetings, assist in preparing and conducting experiments following established procedures or protocols, summarize results of experiments performed, and assist in interpreting the results of studies
- Assist with maintaining, testing and/or implementation of robotics and automation
- Interact with students / other laboratory members: assist with work as directed by the PI
Education and experience:
- Ph.D. in cell or molecular biology or related field required
- Extensive hands-on experience with large scale tissue culture
- Minimum of 3-5 years experience in running microscopy-based studies
- Experience in advanced image analysis (i.e. ImageJ, Zen Blue, Columbus)
- Management of laboratory robotic equipment
Technical Knowledge and Competencies:
- Experience with HCS and HTS assay development (biochemical/ cell-based) required
- Capacity to handle multiple tasks and competing demands under tight timeframes
- Ability to work under pressure, manage competing deadlines and priorities in a fast-paced research institute environment; respect project confidentiality
- Ability to summarize detailed issues in a concise and structured manner
- Ability to understand and carry out instructions; solve problems in complex situations
- Ability to interact with all levels of staff in a professional manner
- Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
- Capacity to exhibit adept multi-tasking and organizational skills required
- Willingness to work independently and in a collaborative team environment
If you have any questions about this job opportunity, please contact:
Dr. Ralph Garippa
Please include a cover letter, brief statement of prior research experience and research interests, CV, and contact information for three references in your application submission.
Salary: $80,000 - $95,000
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