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Research Technician II-Protein & Cell Line Production

Weill Cornell Medicine
Job Location:
New York, New York
Laboratory and Research
Title: Research Technician II-Protein & Cell Line Production

Location: Upper East Side

Org Unit: Tri-Institute-TDI

Work Days: Monday-Friday

Exemption Status: Non-exempt

Position Summary

With minimal supervision, produces recombinant proteins and generates stable cell lines that will be used as reagents for therapeutic antibody discovery.

Job Responsibilities
  • Performs routine mammalian cell transfection and transduction procedures and maintains mammalian cell cultures.
  • Generates and validates stable cell lines.
  • Assists in the expression and purification of proteins using fast-performance liquid chromatography (FPLC) methods.
  • Helps in quality control of the proteins and cell lines to confirm that the produced reagents have a native, biologically active conformation.
  • Keeps a detailed and well organized laboratory notebook.
  • Presents project updates at group meetings.
  • Stays current with literature and emerging trends in the discipline.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Bachelor's degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, or related field.
  • Master's degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, or related field is highly desired.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in mammalian cell culture and/or protein purification in an academic laboratory, or in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry.
  • Demonstrated track record with publications or patents a plus.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Strong skills in mammalian cell culture handling and expression techniques, including lipid transfection and viral transduction.
  • Hands-on experience with molecular biology techniques, including PCR, vector cloning and DNA extractions.
  • Experience with protein purification using ÄKTA chromatography purification systems.
  • Knowledge of Western blot, ELISA, and reporter assays.
  • Ability to work independently or with minimum guidance in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time.
  • Critical thinking, prioritization of tasks, strong problem-solving and troubleshooting, and excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Timely delivery of team goals and ability to build productive relationships with colleagues and collaboration partners.
Licenses and Certifications

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. Our doctors and scientists-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the 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. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients - the center of everything we do. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Weill Cornell Medicine provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.
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