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Research Specialist-FISH

Weill Cornell Medicine
Job Location:
New York, New York
Laboratory and Research
Title: Research Specialist-FISH

Location: Upper East Side

Org Unit: IPM Research and Development

Work Days: Monday-Friday

Exemption Status: Non-exempt

Position Summary
Designs, organizes and conducts highly specialized and advanced experiments using established scientific protocols and procedures, and in some cases designs new protocols. Responsibilities include summarizing findings and publishing results in research journals. This role assumes general responsibility for scientific operations in assigned area(s) and provides guidance to junior technicians, students and researchers.

Job Responsibilities
  • Designs and implements ISH-based research protocols and functional validation assays; adapts new procedures, methods or instrumentation relative to research procedures.
  • Assists principal investigators to interpret ISH assays using high-powered fluorescence microscope and automated image analysis.
  • Oversees media preparation, equipment maintenance and quality control analysis of reagents.
  • Collects, prepares and analyzes research data; maintains detailed notebook summarizing experiments and recording research data; maintains computer database of research data.
  • Tabulates and displays data for presentation in research conferences and for manuscript preparation; uses graphics and statistical software to analyze and present data.
  • Works closely with other personnel in the laboratory to coordinate research efforts for increased efficiency; participates in training of technicians, fellows and volunteer workers as needed.
  • Searches pertinent scientific literature as needed.
  • Assists with ordering and procurement of supplies and equipment and with general maintenance of laboratory.
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Masters in basic or health science is a plus.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in a research environment.
  • Expertise in chromogenic and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and functional validation assays desired.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Able to work in a team environment, be self-motivated, possess strong organizational skills, and work on multiple tasks concurrently.
Licenses and Certifications

Working Conditions/Physical Demands
  • Standard laboratory conditions.
  • This position may require standing or sitting for long periods of time.
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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