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We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Research Technician.
The Metabolomics Core Resource Laboratory offers cutting edge and custom metabolomics services to the NYU Langone Health campus, and greater scientific community. The laboratory specializes in mass-spectrometry based metabolomics and lipidomics, offering a range of collaborative project types from custom targeted methods to global/untargeted studies.
The Research Technician will work closely with other staff members in the core to provide exceptional service to clients. All staff in the core will continue to develop their scientific knowledge through active participation in meetings, conferences, and relevant training. The Research Technician will report to the Director of the Metabolomics Core Resource Laboratory and to the Research Scientist in daily operation. The successful candidate will assist in coordinating and carrying out day-to-day operations in the core ranging from sample preparation and data acquisition to data analysis and consultation with clients in conjunction with the director. The candidate will be specifically responsible for performing a variety of complex laboratory tasks according to standard operating procedures (SOPs). The candidate will also carry out method development and implementation of new procedures as well as operation of the LCMS instrumentation. The current position will be focused primarily on grant-funded projects related to influenza vaccine metabolomics, and analysis of human subject research materials.
All staff in the core will continue to develop their scientific knowledge through active participation in meetings, conferences, and relevant scientific training. The Research Technician will report to the Director of the Metabolomics Core Resource Laboratory.
- Organization and management of project related materials
- Communicate on project logistics with academic collaborators
- Execution of benchtop procedures: spectrophotometry, plate-based assays, western blot, gels etc.
- Processing of human subjects materials: plasma, urine, fecal, saliva
- Operation of LCMS systems
- Analysis of LCMS data
- Demonstrate knowledge of the organizations core values
- Carry out experimental methods according to standard operating procedures
- Assist senior employees in all advanced procedures
- Carry out routine maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment
- Receive and log samples, assist in data acquisition, and data analysis
- Communication/Relationship to other staff
Maintain confidentiality of all research information
Communicate professionally and precisely with staff, clients, and collaborators
Maintain a professional working relationship with all staff, clients, and collaborators
Communicate ideas, problems, and suggestions in a timely and effective manner
- Judgment/Decision-Making – Is able to recognize problems as they occur; and through the application of appropriate policy/ procedure, determine and/or recommends the appropriate solution. Seeks guidance as necessary for the performance of duties asks appropriate questions when in doubt and utilizes reference sources/materials to endure accuracy. Advises appropriate personnel of situations/problems requiring intervention or follow-up attention.
- Participates and performs other related duties as required.
To qualify you must have a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Life Sciences or a related field with one year of experience. Advanced (beyond basic lab training will be accepted in lieu of experience as assessed by the hiring Principal Investigator). Effective oral and written communication skills required.
Past experience with influenza or related viral research
Experience with human subjects material research
Familiarity with academic data analysis software e.g., Python, AWS
One year of experience operating LCMS instrumentation
Excellent organizational skills
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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