Research Technician

Research Technician

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Cold Spring Harbor, 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 fundament 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.


CSHL is seeking a Research Technician to study the protein components of the RNAi machinery in cells, which can selectively silence genes, as well as complexes involved in DNA replication in Dr. Leemor Joshua-Tor’s laboratory at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in Cold Spring Harbor, NY.

Under general supervision, the Research Technician will assist scientists in the performance of laboratory and investigative procedures by performing a variety of routine experimental techniques such as cloning, gel electrophoresis, PCR, centrifugation, chromatography, and the like. The Research Technician will collect, verify, record, and compile data and information in support of research.

Preference for candidates that have demonstrated experience in protein expression and purification.

Required Skills

-Assist scientists by performing various investigative procedures and operating a variety of instruments and other scientific equipment.

-Collect, record, organize and verify the accuracy of data; perform calculations and prepare charts, graphs and reports. May use software applications to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and test reports.

-Configure and operate laboratory apparatus and instruments; read and record instrument data; tabulate data; keep laboratory records.

-May order chemicals, reagents, and other laboratory supplies.

-Participate in laboratory meetings and planning sessions.

-May maintain inspects, plants, animals and/or bacterial and tissue cultures for experimental purposes.

-Read literature applicable to research areas as required.

-Perform the duties of a Laboratory Assistant as required.

Required Experience

- Bachelor of Science degree in biology or relevant field of science or technology required.

Masters degree and 1 year of experience preferred.

- Generally experienced in job duties and in the principles and practices associated with those duties with an understanding of the underlying scientific principles.

- Ability to draft routine reports and keep accurate records of work performed.

- Actively seeks opportunities to increase skills and expertise.

- Able to learn complex tasks with general instruction.

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


HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Quote Reference: Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)-hhmi-053-958