Technician B

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: New York City, NEW YORK

  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union
  • Bargaining Unit: SSA
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours Per Week: 35

Position Summary

The Technician B will join the laboratory of a Principal Investigator in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. The focus of the

laboratory is to understand how mucosal immune responses affect repair and maintenance of environmental barriers. Under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator and a Senior Technician, the Technician B will assist with ordering equipment and supplies, organizing the laboratory space, and managing the laboratory’s mouse colony to integrate in vivo models that assess immune function. These studies involve working with animals, preparation of immune cells from mouse tissue for flow cytometric analysis and sorting, and other molecular and cell biology techniques.


  • Mouse husbandry

  • Ordering and maintaining lab supplies, records and equipment

  • Preparation of common stock solutions and reagents

  • Experimental duties include: Isolation, tissue culture, and activation of primary mouse immune cells from lymphoid and non-lymphoid tissues, including lymph nodes, spleen, lung, intestines, liver, adipose tissue and skin
  • Performing other related duties, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree in biology, chemistry, physics, or similar field or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Mouse handling and husbandry experience.

Other Requirements

  • The ability to work independently, under minimal supervision, following appropriate training

  • Knowledge of basic chemical and/or biological terminology and techniques

  • Experience with flow cytometry and other sophisticated laboratory equipment

  • Ability to research literature applicable to the field

  • Ability to present experimental data to the Principal Investigator

  • Ability to perform work in a neat and orderly manner in accordance with safety regulations

  • Computer literacy: proficiency with Microsoft Office and other graphical and data analysis software

  • Excellent motivation, interpersonal, communication and organizational skills

  • Special Indicators:

    • Chemicals

    • Formaldehyde/Xylene

    • Laboratory animals

    • Radioactive materials

    • Infectious agents/lasers

    • Bloodborne pathogens

    • Controlled Substances

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