Research Technician B
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Inc
 SoHo, NY

  • Research Technician B

    Job ID



    Einstein/Resnick - Bronx

    Posting Date

    4 months ago(6/27/2019 10:31 AM)

    Employee Classification

    1199 Union


    Physiology & Biophysics

    Position Type

    Regular Full-Time


    The position is for a laboratory research technician level B who will perform routine lab tasks related to our malaria drug development project. The person will be responsible for maintenance of malaria parasite cultures, processing human blood and preparation of sterile culture media for malaria parasite culture, preparation and maintenance of yeast cultures, media and plates for experiments, performance of experiments using yeast and malaria parasites to test the efficacy and potency of compounds being developed as novel antimalarial drugs, routine laboratory maintenance tasks, preparation of solutions and bacterial culture plates, molecular biology to generate malaria parasite purine transporter constructs, autoclaving of supplies, ordering and record keeping. In addition the position requires the person to conduct experiments on an independent research project under the supervision of the PI and other members of the lab.

    List of Responsibilities

    • Maintain inventory of laboratory supplies, place orders for reagents and supplies.

    • Maintain sterile malaria parasite cultures.

    • Perform routine molecular biology work, plasmid minipreps, midipreps, site directed mutagenesis, transformations of yeast and bacteria.

    • Maintain sterile cultured cell lines.

    • Perform parasite and yeast growth experiments and radioactive isotope uptake studies. Analyze data and prepare figures.

    • Prepare solutions and reagents for other lab members.

    • Microinjection of mRNA into Xenopus oocytes

    The person will:

    • perform simple or moderately complex technical procedures

    • require occasional guidance

    • may occasionally be responsible for ordering supplies and equipment for the laboratory

    • rarely train or guide other technical personnel.

    • An understanding of simple scientific literature and the research goals and rationale is required

    • Limited skills in the analysis and interpretation of data may be required.


    Bachelor’s degree in scientific discipline (Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, etc.) or equivalent skills and experience. Laboratory research experience during or after college with molecular biology, cell and cell culture techniques. Prior experience with general laboratory techniques and equipment is essential.

    Skills and Competencies

    The person should be able to rapidly learn all necessary molecular biology, protein chemistry and techniques to perform the tasks enumerated above. Person should be able to reproducibly, accurately, and reliably perform assigned experiments and tasks, keeping clear notes in a laboratory notebook. Person should have ability to use routine computer programs, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Prism, and the ability to learn new programs for computerized data acquisition and analysis. Ability to work independently is essential.


    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).

    Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art “hospital without beds”, a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state’s first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein’s clinical faculty and training Einstein’s medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.

    The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.