Open Position

Laboratory Technician (Cancer Pain Lab)

Starting at June 01, 2016 (full time)

The NYU Cancer Pain Laboratory has recruited, trained, and promoted a handful of gifted investigators to investigate neuronal mechanisms of cancer pain.   Much of our research utilizes preclinical models of oral cancer, most notably, squamous cell carcinoma. Our researchers pursue studies on the interaction between squamous cell carcinoma and peripheral afferent fibers in the cancer microenvironment.  In cell based research as well as studies that employ patient specimens we seek to leverage scientific discovery for improved patient care.  

Duties and responsibilities

 

  • Culture cancer cells and neurons, transfect cancer cells, confirm gene expression in transfected cells with immunofluorescence, perform cell proliferation and apoptotic assays.
  • Prepare tissue specimens, extract nucleic acid and proteins from samples, perform qRT-PCR and ELISA assays, cut sections for and perform immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence.
  • Prepare solutions for calcium imaging, perform calcium imaging.
  • Adhere to infection control procedures, prepare, maintain inventory, order laboratory supplies and reagents
  • Record and fo

    Position added: May 10, 2016