Research Assistant (Mouse Genetics)


We are seeking a candidate to join the Mouse Genetics Core Facility (MGCF) as a Research Assistant. MGCF is a research support facility which provides a range of technical assistance to investigators in MSK to generate and maximize the utility of genetically engineered mouse (GEM) models for cancer research. Our mission also includes development and implementation of relevant new technologies. Our operation requires integration of a range of technologies, spanning from molecular biology (recombinant DNA and RNA technologies), cell biology (embryonic stem (ES) cells), mouse embryo manipulation (microscopic injection) to reproductive biology (assisted reproduction and cryopreservation). While the ability to respond to broad research needs in these specialty areas is an important asset, this recruitment may place more emphasis on seeking individuals with experience in embryo manipulation and reproductive biology.


As a Research Assistant you will:

  • assist in performing research activities in collaboration with internal/external personnel to complete science-based projects.
  • independently plan and execute a series of procedures for GEM production. 
  • aspire new methods and technologies through familiarity with scientific literature and implement a quality assurance plan in a highly collegial laboratory setting.


You are:

  • an effective communicator, capable of determining how best to correspond with different audiences and executing communications based on in depth understanding of projects.
  • adept at planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments with a keen eye for detail.
  • action oriented and eager to take on new opportunities and challenges with effective prioritization, high energy, and enthusiasm.


You will:

  • perform sophisticated procedures to meet investigators’ research needs by applying high-quality research methods and improving existing ones as needed.
  • ensure that laboratory equipment, instruments, solutions, assays and other supplies for research experiments are prepared for testing.
  • be in close coordination with multiple aspects of project pipelines ranging from molecular assembly of DNA/RNA reagents, cell culture, mouse embryo manipulation, reproductive biology, and mouse colony management.
  • respond to and produce reports comprising of the requested quantitative and qualitative data for the study as requested by the laboratory head and members of the research team.
  • be cooperative on concerted staff scheduling to ensure timeliness of work; may require contribution to rosters to perform essential preparatory and monitoring procedures off regular working hours.


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Research Assistant

Application Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in sciences (Biology, Chemistry, etc.) with 5-7 years of work experience in a biological laboratory setting or Master’s Degree in sciences with 3-5 years of relevant experience.
  • experience and aspiration in mouse embryo manipulation and reproductive biology techniques.