CUNY Research Assistant - Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences Department in New York, New York

GENERAL DUTIES

Supports research projects and activities in connection with CUNY programs

  • May assist faculty research groups by configuring and testing equipment, collecting and organizing data, and preparing documentation.

  • Performs direct research tasks under supervision.

  • May develop or utilize computer-based systems to collect and analyze data.

  • May assist in preparing reports of research findings.

CONTRACT TITLE

Research Assistant

FLSA

Non-exempt

CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The CUNY School of Medicine (CSOM) was founded upon the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education and is the only medical school in the City University of New York system. Located on The City College of New York campus in Harlem, the mission of the CSOM is to produce competent, broadly educated, highly skilled medical practitioners who provide quality health services to communities historically underserved by primary care practitioners. Our reputation for excellence has earned national acclaim for performance and a broad network of clinical sites for clerkships.

The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences (MCBS) was formed through the merger of several basic science departments and represents one of the four departments in the school (Community Health and Social Medicine, Medical Education, and Clinical Medicine). The department plays a critical role in our mission-driven BS/MD program and Physician Assistant program through the teaching of the basic science curriculum and by conducting extramurally funded research. The research agenda of the current members of the department is centered on neuroscience, microbiology and immunology, cardiovascular disease, and oncology.

MCBS is seeking a Research Assistant to assist researchers in the Neurobiology laboratory. Under the supervision of the Principle Investigator, the candidate will assist the Principal Investigator and Lab Researches in general research support and lab responsibilities such as, chemical inventory, equipment maintenance, and making solutions for the lab.

In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Molecular biology techniques

  • Western blotting

  • In situ hybridization

  • PCR analysis

  • General laboratory histology

  • Immunohybridization

  • Immunohistochemistry

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience relevant to the research being performed.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • BS, with two years of laboratory work in an area of molecular biology and/ or neurobiology preferred

  • Experience with perfusion and animal handling

  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently, and willingness to learn new skills

  • Strong organization and communication skills

COMPENSATION

Salary commensurate with experience.

BENEFITS

CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.

HOW TO APPLY

Visit www.cuny.edu

  • Click the link "employment"

  • Click the link "browse job openings"

  • Search for this vacancy using the Job ID 19239

  • Select "Apply Now"

  • Log in or create a new user account

  • Apply for the position

Candidates should provide a resume and cover letter

CLOSING DATE

Open until filled, with resume review to begin on October 5, 2018.

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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Job Title: Research Assistant - Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences Department

Job ID: 19239

Location: CUNY School of Medicine

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular