GTC Research Technician/ Research Associate

Organization
NYU Langone Medical Center
Job Location
New York, NY
Job Description

The Research Technician will report to Director of GTC. The successful candidate will assist in the operation of all the genomics resources available in the GTC. The candidate will be responsible for performing a variety of complex laboratory tasks of a routine nature and standardized procedures to provide high quality genomics resource support for the research community. Under the supervision of the GTC Director, and senior GTC personnel, the candidate will be involved in method development and implementation of new procedures.

 

Requirements

Scientific and Operational

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the organization’s core values and incorporates them into the performance of duties.
  • Responsible for assisting with installation, implementation and operation of highly specialized equipment and instrumentation in the GTC shared resource laboratory.
  • Assists senior GTC staff in all advanced procedures. 
  • With specific training and experience, may have responsibility for
    • Illumina MiSeq and HiSeq for next-generation sequencing– primary instrument operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair
    • DNA, RNA and custom targets library preparation and library QC for Illumina MiSeq and HiSeq2000 sequencing.
    • Analysis (quality and quantity) of nucleic acids for downstream applications of next-generation sequencing
    • Affymetrix microarray processing
    • Setting up the Nanostring nCounter system
    • QPCR and droplet digital PCR
  • Participates actively in developing, and implementing approved new procedures, or modifications to existing policies and procedures, including ordering, and record keeping for billing purposes, including use of the LIMS for service requests.
  • Assists in experiments using established protocols and procedures, and records results of experiments.
  • Responsible for the sample handling, preparation, QC analysis and analytical processing to generate high quality data for further analysis and interpretation.
  • Ensures timely and accurate completion of research projects and data delivery

  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Communications/ Relationships with others

  • Cooperates, communicates and relates well to all levels of NYULMC staff.
  • May communicate directly with PIs and other scientists, coordinates service scheduling.
  • Listens carefully to others, and communicates carefully in order to respond appropriately to questions and obtains requested information in a timely and effective manner
  • Maintains confidentiality of all research information.
  • Maintains excellent and professional-level communication skills in oral and written English.

Judgement / Decision-Making

  • Is able to recognize problems as they occur, and through the application of appropriate policy/procedure, determines and/or recommends the appropriate solution. Must be able to troubleshoot

  • Seeks guidance as necessary for the performance of duties; asks appropriate questions when in doubt and utilizes reference sources/materials to ensure accuracy.

  • Advises appropriate personnel of situations/problems requiring intervention or follow-up attention.

     

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Life Sciences or a related field. Genomics experience is preferred but general knowledge of molecular biology lab techniques such as PCR, QPCR, etc. is also acceptable

  • Effective oral and written communication skills required.

  • Excellent organization and multi-tasking skills.  Outstanding communication and customer based skills.

About Our Organization

The NYULMC Genome Technology Center (GTC) is a fee-for-service laboratory operated by the NYU Langone Medical Center as a state-of-the-art shared resource for biomedical researchers. The GTC staff members develop and provide their knowledge and expertise to the research community at NYULMC in a broad variety of genomics research and applications. They work closely with investigators to define optimal experimental design, develop and maintain standards for all service procedures and troubleshooting, and provide guidance and service in data management and analysis.

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