Technician III
Cornell University - Ithaca, NY

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This is a 1-year term position with possibility of renewal.

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology comprises an interactive faculty engaged in research in infectious diseases and the host immune response. This position requires a self-motivated individual who will provide research support for an active laboratory focused on viral pathogenesis, primarily with regard to animal experiments. The position requires the need to prioritize a variety of projects, and to be able to work effectively with researchers and clinicians.

Duties include, but are not limited to working with animal and human viral pathogens, including coronaviruses and influenza viruses under BSL2 containment (and possibly BSL3 containment). Animals will primarily be mice, ferrets and cats, as well as potentially other species including dogs, with duties involving strict adherence to biosafety procedures. This individual will work with the PI to fulfill requirements for all institutional animal care procedures for the lab.

The technician is responsible for performing tissue culture, isolation and culture of primary cells (including mouse and human), growth of virus in tissue culture, embryonated chicken eggs and other systems as needed under sterile conditions, coordination and oversight of animal trials, including assessing clinical signs in laboratory animals, performing and/or assessing chemical pathology. The technician will also work with graduate students and postdoctoral scientists to perform immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy and antibody production in mice or chickens.

Other duties include preparation of media and reagents, independent maintenance of a detailed lab notebook, notification of supervisor of concerns, and the exercise sound judgment.

Qualifications

Bachelor's of Science in Biology or a related field with one to two years of related research experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Familiarity with Word, Excel, statistical software, etc. is essential. Must be able to function independently following orientation period. Must also be comfortable and experienced in handling mice and other laboratory animals on a regular basis. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Must be a team player, able to interact with multiple personalities and skill levels.

Background check may be required

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No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

Diversity and inclusion have been and continue to be a part of our heritage. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator.

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