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The Diagnostic Molecular Pathology Lab located at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is seeking a Research Assistant in the development of Next Generation Sequencing Assays and performing state of the art molecular technologies to discover novel genetic and clinically useful molecular biomarkers, assisting in translational research activities and reviewing /troubleshooting procedures, in addition to performing activities leading to future clinical applications
As a Research Assistant you will:
- Work closely with the Laboratory Director and/or Technical Director assigned to platform validation
- Perform genetic and molecular biology laboratory procedures involving cutting edge genomic technologies including Next Generation sequencing and more traditional techniques such as PCR, isolation of DNA and RNA from tumor specimens, DNA Fragment Analysis, DNA sequencing, RT-PCR, Real-Time PCR, and other molecular techniques.
- Participate in technical validation of tumor markers for future clinical molecular diagnostic assays.
- Responsible for testing of various experimental platforms and related equipment for molecular validation tasks. ie. iScan Methylation Assay
- Documents results from validation runs and review results with Technical Directo
Serves as a technical resource during SOP development and implementation into a clinical setting
Will maintain detailed records of all experiments, draft technical procedures and written summaries pertaining to research work, and present results and progress updates at lab/developmental meetings.
Designs and implements necessary Quality Control tests. Records and initials result as per laboratory guidelines.
Assists DMP Laboratory with SOP design and updates on new or existing tests as needed.
Identifies problems and out of control values of Quality Control tests per laboratory guidelines.
Works with Laboratory Director and Lab Supervisor to design, perform and document parallel testing as per laboratory guidelines.
Works with the DMP Laboratory Director and Technical Director to analyze data, provide templates and writes specific sections for New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) test submissions.
BS in Medical Technology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, or related field with experience working in a Cytogenetics laboratory. Master’s degree preferred.
NYS Clinical Laboratory Technologist License Preferred but not required
2-5 Years of experience in a Molecular Laboratory; combined with validation experience on NGS platforms
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Good laboratory and organizational skills, including the ability to work independently and efficiently are essential
Ability to multitask, along with an orientation toward teamwork and leadership
Strong creative thinking and problem solving skills
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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