Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is a world-renowned organization dedicated to the progressive control and cure of cancer through programs of patient care, research, and education.
The mission of the Marie-Jose and Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology (CMO) is to promote precision oncology by using genomic and molecular analyses to guide the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients. The CMO brings together clinicians and scientists throughout MSKCC to conduct large-scale translational research involving characterization of patient tumor specimens in order to understand correlations between genomic features and clinical outcomes.
The Innovation Laboratory within the CMO is a group of experimental and computational scientists dedicated to the creation and optimization of assays for near-term clinical use. Active areas of research include ultra-deep sequencing of circulating cell-free DNA from plasma and other bodily fluids, optimization of DNA and RNA hybridization capture techniques, molecular profiling of challenging clinical samples (FFPE tissue, small biopsies, cytological specimens), integration of somatic and germline genomics, novel biomarker discovery, and single-cell genomics applications. The goals of the Innovation Laboratory are 1) to develop and validate genomic assays and associated computational pipelines for the molecular characterization of human tumors, 2) to evaluate emerging technologies for potential clinical utility, 3) to pilot new technologies in collaboration with clinical and translational investigators, and 4) to work with clinical laboratories to ensure quality standards mandated by CLIA. New clinical assays will be deployed both retrospectively to discover biomarkers that track with therapeutic response, and prospectively to inform treatment decisions and guide patients to promising clinical trials.
The Technology Innovation Laboratory is searching for an outstanding research assistant to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a focus on and dedication to translational science, be an innovative thinker and good communicator, enjoy working with an interdisciplinary team, and bring intellectual and analytical rigor to their work.
Highly motivated and energetic.
Organized and detail-oriented.
An excellent team player and a quick learner.
Able to multi-task to prioritize work.
An outstanding communicator and critical thinker.
Committed to applying genomic techniques for clinical benefit.
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 Bachelors Degree with at least 1-2 years of relevant full-time experience or a masters degree in molecular biology, chemistry, or a related field.
Experience with modern molecular biology techniques and handling DNA, RNA and biospecimens is required.
Strong organizational abilities, attention to detail and accuracy, and outstanding communication skills.
Experience with NGS (Next-generation Sequencing) is preferred.
MSKCC 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.
MSKCC offers an excellent salary and comprehensive benefits, including tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at http://www.mskcc.org/jobs and apply on-line.
Internal Number: 2019-37843
About Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and 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.