The Research Technician D will participate in our NIH-funded COVID-19 study, and other studies as assigned. The position duties involve working with convalescent plasma clinical trials to test samples for SARS-CoV-2 IgG using a Luminex based platform. The technician will be using the Ortho Clinical Diagnostics VITROS XT 7600 Integrated System, Beckman coulter chemistry analyzer, and the Hamilton Liquid handler, and will be required to modify experimental protocols related to the operation of these machines.
The position also entails:
- Learning to use the VITROS XT 7600 and other equipment, routine maintenance, and trouble-shooting of the machines;
- Testing samples for a variety of chemistries using a Beckman Coulter chemistry analyzer;
- Using robotics for high throughput testing for >1000 samples and multiple assays;
- Using ELISA kits, techniques and validation needed for new assays;
- Working with the data manager to record and transfer the data while maintaining its integrity;
- Learning and working on other SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing – different types of antibody assays.
The research technician will:
- Perform a moderate number of simple, and/or moderate, and/or complex technical procedures;
- Require supervision only rarely;
- Routinely be responsible for ordering supplies;
- May routinely be responsible for requesting quotes and information for purchasing equipment for the laboratory;
- Frequently modify technical procedures;
- Frequently train or guide other lab members;
- May frequently operate, maintain and troubleshoot complex, high tech equipment;
- Frequently modify/formulate experimental protocols;
- Frequently analyze and interpret data;
- May make frequent written contributions to papers and grant proposals;
- An understanding of complex scientific literature and an extensive understanding of research goals and rationale is required.
Minimum: BA/BS in related science or equivalent skills and experience plus 4.5+ years lab experience are required.
Familiarity with protein, pipetting and general biology.
Experience with making solutions and pH'ing solutions.
Experience with working with and troubleshooting Liquid handling robotics
The ideal candidate will have superior written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.ABOUT US:
Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.
Einstein’s major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty’s consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The Einstein-Montefiore Institute for Clinical and Translational Research's (ICTR’s) mission is to enhance the discipline of clinical and translational research by promoting multidisciplinary collaboration, addressing translational “blocks” in research, providing infrastructure and collaborative support, and enhancing training, education, and career development to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center communities.
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