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The Homann Lab is seeking a highly motivated Senior Associate Researcher to join our Immunology Research Laboratory at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Our work is focused on T cell biology in the context of autoimmune (type 1 diabetes) and infectious disease, and we draw on a wide range of basic and advanced experimental techniques to interrogate mechanisms of disease development, to explore strategies for disease prevention, and to develop novel treatment approaches.
- Duties & Responsibilities:
- Works closely with the Principal Investigator and other lab members to ensure effective day-to-day laboratory workflow
- Performs different assays and experiments according to standard protocols (independently and together with other lab members)
- Assists with the development/optimization of advanced experimental protocols and procedures
- Other: oversees the process of purchasing supplies and reagents; manages inventory; ensures that all equipment is properly maintained, safe and ready to use; ensures compliance with safety and regulatory requirements
- Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology or related field
- 3-4 years of experience as a research associate (or full-time equivalent) in a basic science laboratory, preferentially immunology/microbiology
- Excellent experimental and organizational skills
- Practical experience with animal husbandry (mice), basic molecular biology, virology, cell culture, and immunological techniques (in particular flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, immunoblotting)
- Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other lab members.
- Readiness to acquire new and advanced experimental skills
- Excellent organizational, problem solving and analytical skills
- Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
- Knowledge of standard research concepts
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