Research Technician

Research Technician

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

New York, NY, United States

Job Description

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is a science philanthropy whose mission is to advance biomedical research and science education for the benefit of humanity.  We empower exceptional scientists and students to pursue fundamental questions about living systems, and work to share scientific discoveries with researchers, students, and science-curious individuals around the world.


Founded in 1953 by aviator and industrialist Howard R. Hughes, HHMI is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and employs more than 2500 people across the U.S.  Visit to learn more about working at HHMI.


Our laboratory is seeking an energetic and highly motivated Research Technician to work in the area of immunology, microbiome, transcriptional regulation, and mouse genetics. We have a dynamic and diverse group of scientists. Most technicians leave the lab after 2-3 years well positioned for admission into PhD or MD/PhD programs. We’re located at NYU medical center, in Manhattan at 1st Ave. and 29th St.


Principal Responsibilities:

-Assist postdoctoral fellows with experiments in molecular biology, immunology, immune-nervous system interactions, and the microbiome


-Perform independent research project when sufficient skills are acquired


-Participate in laboratory meetings and read literature applicable to the research area


-Help with maintenance and organization of lab mouse strains, including genotyping


-Help with lab organization and unpacking of delivered equipment and supplies


-Perform the duties of a Laboratory Assistant as required, including recombinant DNA methods, cell culture, and flow cytometry



Preferred Qualifications:

-Bachelor's degree in life science, with courses in molecular and cell biology


-Minimum 2 years experience in a life sciences laboratory


-Generally experienced in molecular biology (PCR, DNA and RNA isolation, cloning), mammalian cell culture, and handling mice (breeding, weaning and maintaining lines, tail DNA prep)


-Excellent analytical, organizational, communication, and computer skills


-Able to work independently and as a team member


-Able to use experience to perform a variety of new techniques


-Able to learn complex tasks with general instruction


-Actively seeks opportunities to increase skills and expertise



HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Quote Reference: Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)-hhmi-770-908