Laboratory Technician III

Cornell NYC Tech

United States

June 8, 2022


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Technician III - Band C

Biotechnology Resource Center (BRC) Epigenomics Facility

Cornell Institute of Biotechnology

The Cornell Biotechnology Resource Center's Epigenomics Core Facility (EGC), within the Cornell Institute of Biotechnology, provides a high-throughput end- to-end service that maps protein-DNA interactions genome-wide, tracks experimental metadata, and implements quality-controlled data processing and research-based analysis pipelines. We provide epigenomic and bioinformatic research resources and services that include sample preparation services and data generation for various diagnostic epigenetic assays. We work together across the 'wet' and 'dry' labs to develop novel analysis furthering biological understanding of gene regulation. Our Core aims to provide an inclusive and professional community for research technicians and scientists to work and learn in a supportive environment.

This position will be providing high level technical lab support by performing a broad range of complex laboratory and research related tasks for the EGC core facility. Conduct state-of-the-art research in molecular biology with emphasis in eukaryotic gene regulation, transcription, epigenetics, epigenomics, tumor diagnostics, and high-throughput computer-aided liquid automation systems (robot). Conduct sample preparation for NGS sequencing that requires wet bench skills such as the ability to perform assays, making buffers, and mixing reagents. The Core also intends to utilize robotic systems for sample prep and sequencing preparation in support of lab research, review progress and evaluate results, therefore responsibilities would include robot instrument programming, loading, operation, and proper maintenance. All core members work to maintain open-source LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) information, monitoring established controls and feedback systems. LIMS responsibilities also include final billing for facility services provided.

This is a full-time (39 hours/week), one-year term appointment with the possibility of extension contingent on funding and available work.

No visa sponsorship or relocation assistance available for this position.

To be considered, you must submit BOTH cover letter and resume. We have found it most efficient to save application materials as one combined PDF document before attaching.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree in biology, chemistry, or related area, and 1-2 years of experience working in a molecular biology laboratory or equivalent combination of combination and/or experience.
  • Candidates must understand biochemistry, molecular biology, and genomic principles at a basic level.
  • Candidate must be comfortable with basic molecular biology procedures and demonstrate proficiency in molecular biology experimentation (organism agnostic).
  • Must be willing to learn new laboratory skills and improve existing skills.
  • Competency with basic calculations as well as computers, especially with MS EXCEL and standardized laboratory information management systems (LIMS).
  • Attention to detail and multitasking abilities are critical, due to the high-volume, high-throughput nature of the lab operation, and critical importance of correct and timely data generation.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a facility team.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be self-motivated and proactive in meeting facility needs.
  • Department Mission and Background Information

    The Institute of Biotechnology is a dynamic hub for life sciences research at Cornell University. The Institute (https:// www. offers cutting edge biotechnologies, expertise in applications, technology testing and development and consultation for life sciences researchers at Cornell University and outside institutions. The Institute houses the Biotechnology Resource Center (BRC), which offers shared core facilities services to catalyze and promote life sciences research, and is involved with many intercampus initiatives and multi-institutional collaborations. In addition to Epigenomics, the BRC includes core facility operations in Genomics, Bioinformatics, Imaging, Flow Cytometry, Proteomics and Metabolomics, and Biotechnology Development. The Institute also administers the Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) in the Life Sciences to assist life science researchers in the development of biotechnologies with commercial potential in partnership with New York State industries, and the Kevin M. McGovern Family Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences, a state-of- the-art business incubator for emerging biotechnology companies. With its extensive network of academic, federal, not‐for‐profit enterprises and commercial partners, the BRC serves as a vital partner in life sciences research and innovation.

    Institute of Biotechnology staff enjoy working in a collaborative and innovative organization within Cornell University, an award-winning employer recognized for supporting employee health, workplace diversity, work-life fit, and environmental sustainability. Cornell University offers competitive compensation and benefits. The Institute is located on the main Ithaca campus, in the heart of the Finger Lakes of central New York State. Ithaca and the surrounding area is noted for high quality of living surrounded by natural beauty and a vibrant community.

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