Research Technicians, Molecular Biology - Keeney Lab
| Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)|
United States, New York, New York
1275 York Avenue (Show on map)
|September 29, 2022|
Primary Work Address: 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY, 10021
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HHMI is currently looking for two enthusiastic, dependable Research Technicians to support the lab of Dr. Scott Keeney at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center/Sloan Kettering Institute in New York City. The Keeney lab is a collaborative and friendly environment. Lab members use molecular genetic, cytological, genomic, biochemical, and single molecule biophysical approaches to understand how chromosomes are faithfully transmitted from parents to offspring during sexual reproduction. Several projects in the lab focus on Spo11 (the protein that makes the DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) that initiate homologous recombination during meiosis), the proteins that interact with Spo11, the interactions of these proteins with meiotic chromosomes, and the mechanisms that regulate the timing, number, and location of DSBformation. The lab also studies how DSBs are processed and repaired and they are seeking to expand knowledge of meiotic processes more generally through discovery of new genes important for germ cell function. The Keeney lab's research utilizes both the yeastSaccharomyces cerevisiaeand the mouse as model organisms. More information about the lab can be found by visiting their website at
Ideal candidates are curious, self-driven individuals with demonstrated skills in molecular biology, mouse husbandry, and/or biochemistry, a strong eye for detail, an eagerness to learn new techniques, a collaborative approach to scientific discovery, and a genuine passion for biology. The lab is ideally looking for candidates who are willing to commit to work within the lab for at least 2 years. The lab has a strong track record of technicians being co-authors on research publications and there is flexibility to participate in scientific and professional development as much or as little as the chosen candidates desire - Dr. Keeney is a strong, supportive advocate for career development of his team members.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Education and Experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
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). Work may involve possible exposure to malodorous vapors, low dose radiation, contamination by toxic chemicals and acids and presence of carcinogenic substances.
Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.
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.
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