Localization Academy

Research Technician, Cell Dynamics – Zallen Lab

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The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) advances the discovery and sharing of scientific knowledge to benefit us all. As a biomedical research organization and philanthropy, HHMI supports a vibrant community of academic researchers, educators, students, and professionals. Together, we’re unlocking the fundamentals of biology and building an open, inclusive future for science.

We are actively seeking a Research Technician to join the lab of Dr. Jennifer Zallen at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, NY. This individual will work as part of a dedicated and multidisciplinary team of scientists working to understand how cells navigate through the body during development and how defects in these processes can lead to birth defects and cancer. The lab uses cell biological, genetic, biophysical, computational, and live-imaging approaches to visualize cell and protein dynamics in living embryos. The long-term goal of this research is to leverage this information to build, repair, and regenerate tissues to treat human disease. More information can be found at the following website: https://www.hhmi.org/scientists/jennifer-zallen

About the Research Technician role:

We are seeking an interactive, creative, and highly motivated researcher to assist in biomedical research investigating how cells move, change shape, and communicate with each other to generate functional tissues and organs. You will have an opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research and collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of scientists and you will receive ample guidance and mentorship to ensure your success in this role. We are looking for researchers who are able to commit to joining the lab for at least two years.

What we provide:

  • A competitive compensation package with comprehensive health and wellness benefits
  • Joining the vibrant research community at Sloan Kettering
  • Hands-on training and ongoing skill-building in using genetic, cell biological, and imaging approaches to study fly or mouse development
  • Opportunities to work closely with an interactive multidisciplinary team of scientists and contribute to research publications
  • Career mentorship to foster professional growth and support in achieving your career goals

What you’ll do:

  • Use molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell biology techniques to study protein localization, dynamics, and function
  • Learn innovative microscopy methods to analyze cell dynamics in fly or mouse embryos using confocal microscopy and time-lapse imaging
  • Assist with the design and engineering of fly or mouse lines using CRISPR/Cas9 methods
  • Assist with the maintenance of collections of fly or mouse lines
  • Collaborate with senior scientists, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students in an intellectually stimulating and interactive environment

What you bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry, physics, chemistry, engineering, or a related field
  • Self-motivated, interactive, and meticulous approach to tasks and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, documentation, and communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for learning new approaches and a passion for teaching and helping others
  • A minimum of one year of undergraduate research experience is required

Application Instructions:

Please include your GPA and a list of three professional references with contact information (names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses) as part of your application.

Compensation Range

$18.52 (minimum) – $23.17 (midpoint) – $30.08 (maximum)

Pay Type: Hourly

HHMI’s salary structure is developed based on relevant job market data. HHMI considers a candidate’s education, previous experiences, knowledge, skills and abilities, as well as internal equity when making job offers. Typically, a new hire for this position in this location is compensated between the minimum and the midpoint of the salary range.

Physical Requirements:

Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet).

Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Please Note:

This job description sets forth the job’s principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however. Unless they begin with the word “may,” the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are “essential functions” of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Compensation and Benefits

Our employees are compensated from a total rewards perspective in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional health benefits, retirement plans, time off, and a range of recognition and wellness programs. Visit our Benefits at HHMI site to learn more.

HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer