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HERC Research Staff Assistant in New York, New York

  • Job Type: Support Staff - Non-Union

  • Regular/Temporary: Regular

  • Hours Per Week: 35

  • Salary Range: $38,900 Minimum

Position Summary

The Manley lab research assistant to assist in the discovery and development of small molecule drugs to treat myelodysplastic syndrome and other cancer cells. The position requires a significant amount of cell culture work. In addition, the successful candidate will be helping senior scientists with setting-up and running molecular and biochemical-based experiments to determine and characterize drug target(s).

This is a one-year grant funded position with renewal contingent on securing more funding and satisfactory performance.


At the direction of the supervising scientist on the project perform the following tasks as needed on a weekly basis:

  • Luminescent-based proliferation assay

  • Viral production

  • Cell transfections,

  • Running SDS-PAGE gels,

  • Immunoblotting

  • RNA isolation,

  • Performing PCR and RT-qPCR,

  • Drug conjugation and immunoprecipitation.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or a related field and 1 year of previous lab experience required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous work with tissue culture

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