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Technician II - Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Cornell University
Ithaca, New York, US
Closing date
Dec 2, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Genetics, Biology
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Employment Type
Full time
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Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply. Effective immediately, all new Cornell hires, regardless of work location, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption by January 18, 2022, or before their start date if after January 18. Provide routine to moderately complex te The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University's second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The main research interest of the Lis Laboratory is the understanding of transcription, conversion of genetic information from DNA into RNA, and its regulation under both normal and stress/disease physiologies. To this overarching goal, we implement wide-range of well-established and cutting-edge technologies ranging from RNA Aptamers, Mass Spectrometry, Genome-wide Assays with High-throughput Sequencing (ChIP-Seq, PRO-seq, etc.), genome editing with CRISPR/Cas9, and rapid protein degradation (Degron). Assist the principal investigator in all aspects of the daily management of the laboratory, including but not limited to: equipment testing, setup, and maintenance; organizing the lab space, including arrangement of equipment and reagents; conforming to safety regulations; obtaining, handling, maintaining and storing biological material including human cell lines; maintaining laboratory records. Employ laboratory techniques including, but not limited to, raising cells in culture, DNA extraction, PCR/qPCR, preparation of libraries for next-generation DNA sequencing, microscopy, flow cytometry, and other techniques and procedures as necessary. The candidate will perform research under the general supervision of the Research Assoc. Abdullah Ozer and Principal Investigator John T. Lis and collaborate on projects with other members of the laboratory, aid graduate students, and insure that other lab members adhere to laboratory organization principles and laboratory safety protocols. This is a full-time (39 hours/week) 12-month position with possible extension pending available funding and successful performance. Required Qualifications: Formal training beyond a HS Diploma of 1 to 2 years, Associate's degree, 2 years of college coursework or equivalent; more than 6 months experience in a molecular biology, genetics, or chemical biology laboratory setting. Molecular biology skills including DNA extraction, PCR, microscopy, DNA sequencing or similar. Highly organized and with strong attention to detail. Must possess excellent organizational and communication skills. Ability to work with general supervision as well as part of a research team. Ability to work with chemicals and biohazards. Maintain lab safety protocol and procedures at all times. Ability to carry out experiments to completion with moderate guidance. Working knowledge with basic computer programs such as MS Word, Excel, and e-mail. Experience in collection of data and comfortable with basic database programs. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or other formal training program of four years or equivalent in Biology, Genetics, or related Life Sciences. One year or more of experience in a Molecular Biology or Genetics laboratory. Experience with cell culture, molecular biology, genetics, genomics, genome editing, and next-generation sequencing protocols. University Job Title: Technician II Job Family: Technical Level: B Pay Rate Type: Hourly Company: Contract College Contact Name: Jillian Ray Number of Openings: 1 Job Titles and Pay Ranges: To learn more about Cornell's non-union staff job titles and pay ranges, see Career Navigator. The final rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria: * Prior relevant work or industry experience. * Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position. * Unique applicable skills. Current Employees: If you currently work at Cornell University, please exit this website and log in to Workday using your Net ID and password. Select the Career icon on your Home dashboard to view jobs at Cornell. Online Submission Guidelines: Most positions at Cornell will require you to apply online and submit both a resume/CV and cover letter. 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Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant. EEO Statement: Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement. 2021-11-18-08:00

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