Research Technician I
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is currently accepting applications for a Research Technician position in the laboratory of Dr. Partha Mitra. Founded in 1890, CSHL has helped shape contemporary biomedical research and education with today’s research endeavors encompassing cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. CSHL is a private, not-for-profit institution in New York and has been home to eight Nobel Prize winners. Today, CSHL’s multidisciplinary scientific community is bolstered by more than 600 researchers and its Scientific Meetings & Courses Program, which hosts more than 9,000 scientists from around the world each year on its campus.
In order to understand how brains work, we need to understand their circuit connectivity. After a century of research this knowledge remains incomplete, so multiple research groups are now targeting this knowledge gap to fundamentally advance our understanding of brain function. The Brain Architecture Project is a collaborative effort aimed at creating an integrated resource containing knowledge about nervous system architecture in multiple species. Currently the project is focused on analyzing a large data set of mouse brains (>1500 brains, each with >100Gigavoxels of image data) to obtain a comprehensive circuit map of the whole brain. The candidate will participate in an exciting fundamental neuroscience science project, while applying technical laboratory skills, and will be involved in histological and animal handling procedures. Duties will include assisting in digital neuropathology and tissue processing. The successful candidate will participate in a variety of basic and applied research in a high-throughput histology pipeline dedicated to optimizing how brain tissue samples can be viewed.
Work with neuroanatomical tracer-injected brain tissue, as part of a larger study. Work with animals, histological and immunohistological staining, and microscope imaging equipment. Perform histological staining and participate in the development of novel protocols. Assist other technicians and the laboratory manager in complex data gathering and analysis in the high-throughput tissue pipeline.
Position RequirementsEducation: BS/BA in Biology or related discipline is required (minimum).
Skills/Experience: Candidates will possess experience with basic laboratory practices and include some of the following skills: Small animal handling, perfusion and/or dissection of tissue, cryostat sectioning, histological or immunochemical tissue staining, brightfield and fluorescent microscopy, basic mechanical/electrical engineering or willingness and ability to apply engineering concepts to a laboratory setting.
For immediate consideration, please apply online to the position found here: https://cshl.peopleadmin.com/postings/18788 Position 03055-R
Candidates from non-traditional and/or underrepresented backgrounds, broadly defined, are strongly encouraged to apply.
You are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition to your employment at the Laboratory, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide proof of your vaccination on your first day of employment. For those individuals, who are unable to receive a vaccine due to access issues, they will be expected to receive the vaccine upon arrival in New York.
We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits program, including medical and dental insurance and access to an affordable and licensed on-site childcare center. In addition, CSHL Meetings and Courses program provides an opportunity for interacting with a broad range of researchers and exposure to timely advances in many areas of scientific research.
Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned research and educational institution with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology, genomics, and bioinformatics. CSHL is a private, not-for-profit institution in New York and has been home to eight Nobel Prize winners. Today, CSHL’s multidisciplinary scientific community is bolstered by more than 600 researchers and its Scientific Meetings & Courses Program, which hosts more than 9,000 scientists from around the world each year on its campus. Website: https://www.cshl.edu