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We are currently seeking a Research Assistant to join our team in the Center for Molecular Oncology (CMO). The mission of the CMO is to promote precision oncology through genomic analysis to guide the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients. The Innovation Laboratory within the CMO is a group of experimental and computational scientists dedicated to the creation and optimization of genomic assays for near-term clinical use. The goals of the Innovation Laboratory are to develop and validate genomic assays and associated computational pipelines for the molecular characterization of human tumors, to evaluate emerging technologies for potential clinical utility, to pilot them with clinical and translational investigators, and to work with clinical laboratories to ensure quality standards mandated by CLIA. Once established, these assays can be deployed retrospectively to discover biomarkers that predict with therapeutic response or resistance, and prospectively to guide treatment decisions and direct patients to promising clinical trials. The candidate will work in the Innovation Laboratory of the CMO to design and execute experiments using next-generation sequencing and other genomic technologies with the goal of developing and implementing novel molecular assays for research and clinical use.
An enthusiastic researcher, organized and detail-oriented.
Able to work independently while working in a large team.
Someone who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
Able to manage multiple tasks and experiments at once.
An outstanding communicator and critical thinker.
Committed to applying genomic techniques for clinical benefit.
You will :
Perform genetic and molecular biology laboratory procedures including next-generation DNA and RNA sequencing, real-time PCR, and isolation of nucleic acids from biospecimens.
Contribute to the development of new laboratory methods and procedures.
Carry out data analysis and interpret experimental results including quality controls and performance metrics.
Maintain detailed records of experimental procedures and results.
Assist with project management on technical and operational aspects of research projects.
Perform necessary equipment checks, preventative maintenance, and quality control.
A Bachelor's Degree in a Biological, Chemistry, or Science related field with at least 5 years of relevant full-time experience or a Master's degree with at least 3 years full-time relevant experience.
Experience with modern molecular biology techniques and handling DNA, RNA and biospecimens.
Experience working with genomic technologies including massively parallel DNA and RNA sequencing.
MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.
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As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, a...nd superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.