M.A. in Biotechnology Program: News, Events, and Announcements

Posted 9/29/2020

R&D Specialist (Immunology, Immuno-Oncology)

Location: Tarrytown, NY, United States 
Category: Research and Development  


The Immunology & Inflammation department is seeking a highly skilled and motivated R&D Specialist aid to the discovery and characterization of novel targets in cancer immunotherapy. We are seeking a successful candidate who will be a member of an innovative team utilizing cutting edge technologies to address outstanding questions in the field of cancer immunology. We are looking for someone who is passionate about scientific discoveries that will benefit cancer patients as well as individual growth and development.

As an R&D Specialist in Inflammation and Immunology, a typical day might include the following:

- Performing tumor implantation in mice (syngeneic and xenogeneic tumor models), tumor growth measurement, injections through various routes (IP, IV, sub-Q), general surgical techniques and collection of blood and tissue samples
- Tissue processing and purification of immune cells, in vitro cell based bioassay development, tissue cell culture (primary mouse and human cells, tumor cell lines, and genetically engineered cell lines)
- Investigating the components of the tumor microenvironment by multi-parameter flow cytometry, and epigenetic assays
- Analyzing biological data using FlowJo and GraphPad Prism software
- Independently design, plan and execute experiments and maintain accurate electronic records
- Analyzing, interpreting and effectively communicating results during internal and external meetings; working in a fast-paced, result oriented research environment
- Collaborating proactively with team members to coordinate complex in vivo experiments, and with other departments to support cross-functional efforts
- Contribute to project advancement by developing new methods and models, and troubleshooting technical issues

This role may be for you if:

- You have hands-on experience with cellular and molecular biology techniques
- You can independently design and execute experiments, analyzes data, interprets results and presents data during internal and inter-departmental meetings
- You possess excellent communication, organizational and time management skills are highly desired
- Collaborative spirit and ability to work in a fast-paced environment

To be considered for this position, you need a BS and 5+ years of experience or MS and 3+ years of experience in immuno-oncology, cancer biology, or related field. Experience with proper handling and care of mice, tumor implantation (syngeneic and xenogeneic tumor models), tumor growth measurement, injections through various routes (IP, IV, sub-Q), general surgical techniques and collection of blood and tissue samples is required. Experience with tissue processing, purification of immune cells and analysis with multi-parameter flow cytometry (FACS), and cell based bioassays is required.Experience with epigenetic assays and single-cell technologies is a plus. We need a candidate who has proficient computer skills and experience collecting and analyzing biological data on the computer is a necessity. Required experience with Microsoft Office Excel, GraphPad Prism, and FlowJo.

Does this sound like you? Apply now to take your first steps toward living the Regeneron Way! We have an inclusive and diverse culture that provides amazing benefits including health and wellness programs, fitness centers and stock for employees at all levels!

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or belief (or lack thereof), sex, nationality, national or ethnic origin, civil status, age, citizenship status, membership of the Traveler community, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, familial status, marital or registered civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity status, gender identity, gender reassignment, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application process. Please contact us to discuss any accommodations you think you may need.




Posted 9/17/2019

Research Position: Department of Pediatrics, Columbia University, New York, USA


The Department of Pediatrics at Columbia University is seeking a highly motivated master

student in the laboratory of Dr. Dorrello. The individual will join a diverse group studying multiple

aspects of lung regeneration with human/mice stem cell therapies in a small animal model.


Dr. Dorrello’s group is currently working to define the optimal strategies to selectively removing

defective lung epithelial cells and supporting the proliferation and differentiation of lung

progenitors towards healthy epithelium and ultimately lung repair in small animal models.


The position is open for a self-motivated individual to function effectively as a member of a

research team to perform routine molecular biology techniques, such as immunostaining and

relative imaging/data analysis, functional assays, in vivo rodent experiments, harvesting and

processing of tissues from rodents, and cell culture. Please note that the individual will work with

animals (mice, rats).



Requires a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, engineering or related science or equivalent

combination of education, training and experience.


The ideal candidate will possess solid knowledge of molecular biology and cell culture, animal

care and skills in animal studies. Must have the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively

with research personnel and/or veterinary staff and demonstrate strong oral and written

communication skills. Good interpersonal skills are required. Qualified candidates will be

capable of working both independently and as part of a larger group.


Interested candidates should submit their CV including names and contact information of three

references and a brief description of their research experience via e-mail to Dr. Dorrello



Valerio Dorrello, MD PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

3959 Broadway, CHN 10-24

New York, NY 10032

212.305.8458 or 2103 Tel

212.342.2293 Fax




Posted 9/12/2019

Job Description

Assistant Professor Maria Tosches’s lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University in the City of New York is seeking applicants for a Staff Associate. The Staff Associate will support lab members on research projects, including single-cell sequencing, generation of transgenic lines with CRISPR-Cas, brain injections and histology. He/She will also assist with lab supply and inventory control and equipment maintenance checks.

Specific duties of the position are as follows: percentage of time devoted to each.

i. single-cell sequencing – 35%

ii. generation of transgenic lines with CRISPR-Cas – 25%

iii. brain injections – 15%

iv. histology – 15%

v. lab supply inventory control and ordering – 5%

vi. equipment reviews and maintenance checks – 5%

vii. train and supervisor undergraduate work-study and casual lab assistants – as needed


Requirements for this position include:

BA or BS required in appropriate field (Molecular/Developmental/Neurobiology) -familiarity with molecular biology (PCR, cloning) and/or histology (sectioning, in situ hybridization) techniques

- background in neuroscience and/or developmental biology

- at least two years of previous laboratory experience


Other requirements

- excellent organizational skills

- willing to learn quickly

- excellent communication skills and be able to interact and collaborate with other lab members and external people


In order for an application to be considered, it must be submitted via Columbia’s Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). To submit an application, go to the link below:



(lab website: www.toscheslab.com)


Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer —Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.



Posted 4/5/2019

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai - Experimental Therapeutics Institute

Research Assistant – Circuit-focused neuroscience

A Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Kenny at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The successful candidate will assistant with projects focused on the circuit-based mechanisms of drug addiction using in vivo electrophysiology and calcium imaging approaches.

Responsibilities include stereotaxic surgery, in vivo behavioral and physiology experiments, and data analysis.

Job requirements include a Bachelor's degree in science, with previous experience with in vivo neuroscience a plus. Also required is the ability to work as part of a team and keep clear and accurate records.

Interested candidates should submit their Curriculum Vitae and contact information for three professional references to: Ms. Nora McLaughlin, email: nora.mclaughlin@mssm.edu.



Posted 4/5/2019

Research Assistant – Mouse Colony manager

The Kenny Lab at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai investigates has a position Research Assistant available for a full-time research technician to manage our laboratory animal colony. The successful candidate will be responsible for breeding, genotyping and maintaining our laboratory animals. Opportunities will also be available to engage in experiments.

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in biological sciences or a related field (e.g., molecular biology) and experience with animal behavior. Experience with genotyping protocols is desirable.

Interested candidates should submit their Curriculum Vitae and contact information for three professional references to: Ms. Nora McLaughlin, email: nora.mclaughlin@mssm.edu.


Research Assistant – Cellular and molecular neuroscience

A Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Kenny at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The successful candidate will assistant with projects focused on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of drug addiction.

Responsibilities include tissue culture and basic molecular biology including isolation of RNA and DNA, cDNA preparation, PCR, gel electrophoresis and library preparation.

Job requirements include a Bachelor's degree in science previous experience in cellular and molecular biology. Also required is the ability to work as part of a team and keep clear and accurate records.


Posted 3/26/19

The Columbia Center for Translational Immunology (CCTI)

Cellular Immunotherapy – cGMP Technologist Position

The full-time Technologist will join the Cellular Immunotherapy Laboratory at CUMC and participate in cutting edge immunotherapy clinical trials designed to activate immune system for cancer treatment. Enthusiastic and committed, the technician will need to demonstrate proficiency in working with human lymphocytes in a clean room environment, using aseptic techniques, He/she will: 

  • She/he will participate in all aspects of pre-clinical development of the cGMP products, and routine manufacturing activities under approved INDs.
  • Assist in experiment design and in drafting associated protocols, while working both under supervision and independently.
  • Produce, maintain and cryopreserve cGMP grade T cell lines, perform genetic modification of human lymphocytes with different vectors, develop and perform assays on cellular therapy products for functionality and safety.
  • Additional proficiency in qPCR, ELISA and flow cytometry is a plus
  • Perform daily QC on instruments, as appropriate, and monitors that preventive maintenance is timely performed on laboratory instruments and equipment
  • Comply with facility’s standard operating procedures and policies
  • Adhere to and maintain understanding of regulatory requirements including cGMP, FDA, FACT standards

Requires a minimum of bachelor's degree in biology or related science or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Candidates with active State of NY Med Technologist Licensure are encouraged to apply. Willing to work flexible hours and learn new skills.

Compensation commensurate with experience.

Send CV and the names of three references to Dr. Pawel Muranski at pjm2170@cumc.columbia.edu


Posted 3/1/19

Job Opening: Operations Manager

We are Recruiters currently seeking a permanent candidate for our clients
in the Biotechnology field. They develop breakthrough biology innovations,
and they are currently looking to hire an Operations Manager for their NYC
office that will oversee the state-of-the-art laboratory, as well as the
business management end of the company.

Our clients are seeking a candidate  who has at least a Bachelors Degree in
a life science field, excellent communication skills, and strong computer
knowledge of MS Office Suite. Any experience as a Lab Manager would be a
big plus. The candidate must be available Monday through Friday 9 AM to 5

Our clients offer an extremely generous compensation package, as well as
full benefits. More information is available here: www.staffingnewyorkcity.com



Posted 2/4/19

Job Opportunity at Mt. Sinai


Position Description

We are looking for highly motivated, detail-oriented individuals genuinely interested in research

bridging medicine and genomics to join the newly established Tsankov lab at the Icahn School

of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Our lab’s overall vision is to build data-driven,

quantitative models that improve diagnosis, find new drug-able pathways, and personalize

treatment of patients with lung cancer and respiratory diseases. We process and analyze

clinical samples from patients with the goal of unraveling the underlying regulatory

mechanisms in normal lung cell homeostasis and interactions with the immune and stromal

microenvironment as well as elucidating changes in cellular and tissue regulation in individuals

with lung disease. New lab members have the option of being cross-trained to apply and

develop computational frameworks and experimental techniques for high-throughput, next

data). The vibrant, multidisciplinary training environment will allow for learning the state-of-theart

in single cell genomics analysis/technologies generation sequencing (NGS) datasets (e.g. single-

cell transcriptomic,epigenomic, and spatial and for close interactions with clinical scientists and 

our collaborators at Mount Sinai, the Broad Institute, and Harvard Medical school.


Job responsibilites:

• Process and analyze NGS and other biomedical data using established pipelines.

• Develop and benchmark new tools for NGS and single cell data analysis.

• Collaborate with researchers in interpretation of data.

• Participate in the preparation of manuscripts, grants, and presentations.




• BS, MS, or Ph.D. in computer science, comp bio, or other quantitative discipline.

• Team oriented with abilities to think creatively and work independently.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Programming/scripting skills in R, Matlab, Python/Jupyter, Perl, Unix, and/or LSF.

• Training in machine learning, statistical modeling, and NGS genomic analysis a plus.

• A genuine love for science and people.

Interested applicants please send 1) your CV with a list of publications and research

experiences, 2) a short summary of your present and future research interests, and 3) for

postdocs a list of three references and their contact information to Alex Tsankov


Mount Sinai offers numerous career development opportunities and benefits, including

subsidized housing for students and postdocs, recreational programs/activities, excellent

health, dental, and vision insurance. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. For

more information please visit our lab’s website, www.tsankovlab.org.

Thank you for your interest in our lab!


Alexander Tsankov, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

atsankov@broadinstitute.org | www.tsankovlab.org




Posted 1/23/19

Research Technician Opening at NYU Langone Health

Title: Research Technician

Department: OSR-DART

Reports to: Director, High Throughput Biology Laboratory

Standard Workweek:  35 hours

Last Revision Date: January 3, 2019

The NYU High Throughput Biology (HTB) Laboratory is a fee-for-service laboratory operated by the NYU Langone Health (NYULH) as a state-of-the-art shared resource for biomedical researchers. The staff members develop and provide their knowledge and expertise to the research community at NYULH in a broad variety of high throughput applications for cell based and biochemical assays. They work closely with investigators to define optimal experimental design, develop and maintain standards for all service procedures and troubleshooting, and provide guidance and service in data management and analysis.

Position Summary:
This Research Technician position in the High Throughput Biology Laboratory reports to the Director, HTB.  Responsible for performing lab duties, under general supervision as well as more advanced duties under direct supervision. Assists others in all advanced procedures.


1. Lab Duties - advanced lab duties, under general supervision as well as more advanced duties under direct supervision. Assists senior and supervisory technicians in all advanced procedures. Expected to coordinate the repair and preventive maintenance of lab equipment. Additionally, is expected to assist/perform in experiments using established protocols and procedures, and document/analyze results of experiments. The candidate will spend some effort on lab management and organization, including ordering supplies, stocking reagents and maintaining lab databases.

2. Assist in Developing Procedures - Assists in implementing new procedures and protocols to support experiments. Participates actively in developing, recommending and implementing new approved procedures, or modifications to existing protocols and procedures. Maintains and updates technical knowledge.

3. Communication/Relationship with Others - Cooperates, communicates and relates well to all levels of Medical Center. Listens carefully to others in order to respond appropriately, answer questions or obtain needed information. Communicates ideas, problems, suggestions, and messages in a timely and effective manner. Maintains the confidentiality of all research information.

4. Judgment/Decision-Making - Is able to recognize problems as they occur; and through the application of appropriate policy/ procedure, determine and/or recommends the appropriate solution. Seeks guidance as necessary for the performance of duties asks appropriate questions when in doubt and utilizes reference sources/materials to endure accuracy. Advises appropriate personnel of situations/problems requiring intervention or follow-up attention.

5. Provide core users with technical guidance and direction in the operation of various equipment as well as general laboratory practices and safety protocols.

6. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Life Sciences or a related field with one year of experience. Advanced (beyond basic lab training will be accepted in lieu of experience as assessed by the hiring Principal Investigator). Effective oral and written communication skills required.

Preferred Qualifications:
A self-motivated individual that is detail-oriented, multi-tasker who can function both independently as well as part of a team is required. Must be able to work and contribute in a highly-collaborative environment on multiple projects concurrently. 

Excellent organization, time-management, record-keeping,

Outstanding interpersonal, customer-based and communication skills are essential.

Familiarity with use of web-based applications, databases and Microsoft Excel required. 

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Research Setting.


Posted 1/14/19

R& D Opportunity at Regeneron 

Job Title:  R&D Associate - Neurodegenerative diseases
Req #:  13698BR
Interested candidates can apply directly to: 
Position Summary
Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, atopic dermatitis and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, pain, cancer and infectious diseases.

We are looking to recruit a talented and motivated R&D Associate to join our highly dynamic neuroscience team. The successful candidate would work on the understanding of neurodegenerative diseases and the discovery of novel therapeutic targets and neuroprotection strategies. In addition to our commitment to multidisciplinary, cutting-edge research, we are committed to mentoring, supporting, and encouraging our team members to grow scientifically, take initiatives, bring new ideas, and play a leading role in our research, which is an important part of our culture and the secret to our success. Candidates who aspire to become part of an innovative and scientifically inspiring environment, with unlimited resources and state-of-the-art facilities and technologies, who enjoy collaborating within and outside of a team, have a passion for scientific discovery, face challenges with a positive attitude, can multitask and work independently, and are dedicated to high quality research, are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will be able to fulfill the following key responsibilities and will meet the following requirements:

1) Characterize the aggregation properties of proteins associated with neurodegeneration using biochemistry and immunocytochemistry.
2) Examine the role of protein misfolding and aggregation in neuronal function in vitro and in vivo.
3) Investigate mechanisms of cell-to-cell propagation of protein aggregation using cell-based systems.
4) Perform immunohistochemical, biochemical and behavioral analyses of mouse models of neurodegenerative diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, frontotemporal dementia and multiple sclerosis.
5) Generate DNA constructs and develop assays for examination of the relationship between protein homeostasis mechanisms and protein aggregation and clearance.
6) Keep abreast of current/relevant literature in order to further develop scientific expertise, new assays and expand scientific/technical knowledge and skill sets.
7) Participate in group and departmental meetings and give presentations.
8) Document experiments, results and findings in laboratory notebook.
9) Contribute to writing of protocols, method development reports, and articles for publication.

This position requires a minimum of a BS degree (MS preferred) and at least 3 years of experience, preferably experience with:

  • toxicity assays
  • viral gene delivery
  • protein aggregation assays
  • Cell culture
  • immunocytochemistry
  • immunohistochemistry
  • basic cloning
  • plasmid preparation
  • western blotting
  • Must have working knowledge of experimental design and statistical analysis

Full listing: https://careers.regeneron.com/job/REGEA0026306804/R-D-Associate-Neurodeg...

Posted 1/2/19

Research Technician Opportunity: David Artis Lab 

Applicant must be available for employment in no later than February 2019. Only completed applications (resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript) emailed to Mei-Yi Zheng, PhD at mez2003@med.cornell.edu are reviewed.

Title: Research Technician I Location: Upper East Side Org Unit: David Artis Lab Work Days: Monday-Friday

Exemption Status: Non-exempt

Position Summary

Under supervision, assists scientists with laboratory and investigative procedures. This role performs various assays, imaging experiments, and other technical duties to assist with the research activities of the laboratory and may be required to work with animal models and/or human subjects.

Job Responsibilities

• Prepares and maintains detailed records, logs and summary reports of all procedures and results including graphs, scientific calculations, and statistical analysis charting.

• May be responsible for tissue & cell culture activities.

• May be responsible for animal husbandry, genotyping, surgeries, post-operative care, behavioral testing, sectioning and histology.

• May perform routine molecular biology laboratory procedures, such as PCR, protein and DNA electrophoresis, cloning and DNA preparation.

• May run routine biochemistry assays including western blotting and RT-PCR.

• May perform microscopic imaging analyses.

• May be responsible for the receipt, storage, cataloguing and shipment of samples within and between institutions.

• Ensures a clean working area and is responsible for washing and storing glassware.

• Ensures the safe laboratory practices are followed, including the use and disposal of chemicals and hazardous materials.

• Analyzes data using computer software and reports results to the principle investigator(s).

• Provides technical support to faculty and staff including training of new employees, residents, postdoctoral associates, fellows and students.

• Participates in planning and carrying out experiments. Assists in preparing research protocols.

• Conducts library research and literature searches using various computer systems. Assists in editing scientific publications, abstracts and posters.

• Maintains inventory of supplies, equipment and/or reagents. May order supplies/equipment/reagents as authorized or ensure that needs are escalated appropriately. Receives supply orders and confirms accuracy of delivery. May assist with cost control.

• Ensures that facilities and equipment are in optimal and proper working condition. Coordinates preventative maintenance and repairs as needed. May perform minor repairs if qualified and as needed. May advise on upgrades for performance enhancements.


• Bachelor's Degree in related field Experience

• Some bench lab related experience.

• Minimum two-year commitment due to a substantial training effort associated with the position Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to detail.

• Ability to plan and prioritize work while responding flexibly to rapidly changing priorities.


Licenses and Certifications Working Conditions/Physical Demands

• Standard laboratory conditions.

• Ability to work flexible hours.

• This position may handle radioactive material and/or biologic materials from human subjects as required.

• This position may require standing or sitting for long periods of time.

• This role may require working within Biologic Safety Level 1, 2 and/or 3 facilities

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. Our doctors and scientists-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization-are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti,

Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York

City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill

Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork- Presbyterian/Queens. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients - the center of everything we do.

Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer


Posted 11/21/18

Job Opportunity at the Cancer Immunology and Immune Modulation (CI&IM) research group at Boehringer-Ingelheim’s (BI) US research facility (Ridgefield, CT)

Scientist III/IV, Cancer Immunology (In vivo)-1811599  

Candidate will be hired at level commensurate with experience and education


As an active team member of the innovative Cancer Immunology and Immune Modulation (CI&IM) research group at Boehringer-Ingelheim’s (BI) US research facility in Ridgefield, CT, successful candidates will contribute to research and development programs in the cancer immunology space, including development of innovative in vivo mouse models for testing new candidate therapeutics.  The ideal candidate should have a desire to build on their knowledge and skills in in vivo mouse cancer models to learn new technologies and methodologies in a stimulating research environment, where basic research is deeply valued. To contribute to a sustained and innovative CI-IM portfolio it is anticipated that the candidate will, under limited supervision, effectively design, execute and report scientific studies relevant to supporting ongoing projects. The candidate will have opportunities to give critical input to help direct projects: We are not just looking for a pair of hands, but an inquisitive scientific mind.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Use and develop in vivo murine tumor models relevant to tumor-stromal-immune interactions
  • Design and execute phenotypic immune cell characterization of above models
  • Collaboration, exchange, and contribution to a stimulating scientific and laboratory culture along with other members of the Cancer Immunology and Immune Modulation group is expected
  • Continuously develop scientific and drug development expertise by expanding scientific/technical knowledge and skill sets, and publishing in peer-reviewed journals and speaking at internationally-recognized scientific conferences
  • Operate in a highly organized fashion in terms of goal setting and achieving for multiple experiments/tasks
  • Independent execution of routine experiments and procedures
  • Independent application of basic scientific principles
  • Independent operation and responsibility for lab equipment
  • Ability to assist in the design and execution of non-routine experiments, with supervision, if necessary
  • Perform literature searches and extract relevant information from published protocols
  • Ability to interpret outcome of experiments and to propose appropriate follow-up
  • Communicate own work effectively orally and in writing; contribute to writing protocols, procedures, and technical reports; provide input for scientific reports
  • Report and treat data with a high level of integrity and ethics
  • Comply with applicable regulations, perform all work in a safe manner; maintain proper records in accordance with SOPs and policies 

Scientist III requirements:

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution with three-plus (3+) years of experience in related scientific discipline, OR Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution with seven-plus (7+) years of experience in related scientific discipline or equivalent experience in related field
  • Experience working with in vivo tumor models is strongly desired
  • Excellent cell culture skills, including experience working with and generating tumor cell lines is a plus
  • Demonstrated research experience with a focus on basic immunology techniques, such as multi-channel flow cytometry, FACS sorting, ELISA, and microscopy is a plus
  • Experience in handling blood/tissue from mouse origin for ex vivo analysis
  • Deep understanding of myeloid and stromal cell biology is also a plus
  • Well-developed trouble-shooting skills and problem solving abilities
  • Experience with concise and accurate reporting and interpretation of technical data and information
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Appropriate level of understanding of applicable regulations

Scientist IV requirements:

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution with six-plus (6+) years of experience in a related scientific discipline, OR Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution with 10+ years of experience in a related field or equivalent experience in a related field
  • Experience working with in vivo tumor models is strongly desired
  • Excellent cell culture skills, including experience working with and generating tumor cell lines is a plus
  • Demonstrated research experience with a focus on basic immunology techniques, such as multi-channel flow cytometry, FACS sorting, ELISA, and microscopy is a plus
  • Experience in handling blood/tissue from mouse origin for ex vivo analysis
  • Deep understanding of myeloid and stromal cell biology is also a plus
  • Well-developed trouble-shooting skills and problem solving abilities
  • Experience with concise and accurate reporting and interpretation of technical data and information
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Appropriate level of understanding of applicable regulations
  • Able to act for supervisor in his/her absence and train lab members in new techniques 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Our Culture:

Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies and operates globally with approximately 50,000 employees.  Since our founding in 1885, the company has remained family-owned and today we are committed to creating value through innovation in three business areas including human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing.  Since we are privately held, we have the ability to take an innovative, long-term view.   Our focus is on scientific discoveries and the introduction of truly novel medicines that improve lives and provide valuable services and support to patients and their families.  Employees are challenged to take initiative and achieve outstanding results. Ultimately, our culture and drive allows us to maintain one of the highest levels of excellence in our industry. We are also deeply committed to our communities and our employees create and engage in programs that strengthen the neighborhoods where we live and work.  Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc., Merial Barceloneta, LLC and Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status, including protected veteran status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Boehringer Ingelheim is firmly committed to ensuring a safe, healthy, productive and efficient work environment for our employees, partners and customers. As part of that commitment, Boehringer Ingelheim conducts pre-employment verifications and drug screenings.


Posted 11/12/18

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Job Opportunity

Studying cancer genomes with CRISPR at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

The Sheltzer Lab at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is seeking a research technician for a cutting-edge project applying CRISPR to dissect drug targets in cancer.

Cancer cells require the expression of certain genes, called “addictions” or “genetic dependencies”, that encode proteins necessary for tumor growth. Targeting the proteins encoded by these genes can trigger cell death and durable tumor regression. The Sheltzer Lab is applying CRISPR to study genetic dependencies in cancer in order to identify new therapeutic vulnerabilities and targets for drug development. Additionally, through CRISPR mutagenesis, we investigate the on-target and off-target effects of different cancer drugs, with profound implications for their clinical use.

The technician will apply multiple laboratory methods, including CRISPR-based gene targeting, nucleic acid preparations, gel electrophoresis, western blotting, and flow cytometry, to investigate the biology of cancer. The successful candidate will have strong data analysis skills, and will be comfortable performing as well as interpreting the results of experiments in molecular biology.

This position is ideal for recent graduates seeking to gain additional research experience before applying to graduate school or medical school, though candidates with other backgrounds will also be considered. We are looking for a candidate who is able to start in November or December 2018, and who can commit at least 18 months to the position.

Position Requirements

• A Bachelor’s degree in a biology, chemistry, molecular biology, or a related scientific discipline.

• 2+ years of research experience in a molecular biology lab or a Master’s degree in a relevant scientific discipline.

• Strong communication, organization, and data analysis skills. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a non-profit research institution located on Long Island that has been at the forefront of biology research for over 125 years. Home to eight Nobel Laureates, Cold Spring Harbor provides an immersive and highly-collaborative research environment about 45 minutes outside of New York City. Cold Spring Harbor is an NCI-designated Cancer Center, and every year, over 10,000 scientists journey to Cold Spring Harbor to attend one of CSHL’s famous Meetings and Courses.

More information on research in the Sheltzer lab can be found on the Sheltzer lab website:


Interested students can apply via CSHL’s HR portal:


CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Posted 10/4/18

Healthcare Consulting with HCG Networking Event

Healthcare Consultancy Group

In-house Information Session on Medical Communications: healthcare and scientific opportunities outside of the hospital and research lab! 

November 7, 2018 

4:30 PM - 488 Madison Ave NY 10022 / 5th Floor

In this event, you will hear from the following agencies along with a panel discussion and Q & A:

  • Chameleon
  • Health Science Communications
  • ProEd
  • Hyphen Digital
  • The Scienomics Group
  • Entwine

A networking reception will follow our event!

To RSVP - Please follow the below instructions:

  • Please “Reply All” to Denia Talavera (dtalavera@hcg-int.com) Yes or No re: your attendance
  • Attach your most recent resume with the best contact number and email address
  • Please note – travel to the event will not be provided. 
  • Feel free to forward to any organization or students who would interesting learning more about our scientific entry level opportunities!
Posted 10/4/18
Opportunity in computational systems biology @ Mount Sinai in NYC
Scientist or Software Engineer in data integration, simulation, and visualization for whole-cell modeling @ Mount Sinai in NYC
To better understand how genotype determines phenotype, we are developing comprehensive whole-cell computational models which aim to represent all of the biochemical activity inside cells. Our research is innovative, interdisciplinary – involving systems biology, genomics, simulation, and software engineering, and team-oriented. We are seeking talented, ambitious individuals to join our team and help us develop tools for building, simulating, and analyzing comprehensive models of individual cells.

We are a member of the new NIH-funded Center for Reproducible Biomedical Modeling (http://reproduciblebiomodels.org) which aims to enable more predictive models of cells. The center includes Herbert Sauro and John Gennari at the University of Washington, Ion Moraru and Michael Blinov at the University of Connecticut Health Center, and David Nickerson at the University of Auckland.

How to apply: Please send a cover letter describing your scientific/engineering interests and your resume to Jonathan Karr (karr@mssm.edu). 

More information: Please visit our website (http://www.karrlab.org) or contact Jonathan Karr (karr@mssm.edu)


Posted 9/27/18

Opportunity from One of Our Alumni

  From Jeremy Lieberman: I am a former Energy sector investment banker and Columbia alum (CC ’08 and GSAS ’13 grad) turned farming entrepreneur seeking a paid consultant (PhD, PostDoc, or Professor) to help with development and founding of a farming company using the holistic management farming method (organic and biodynamic). We seek computational biologists and environmental engineers with demonstrated research background in plant science, soil N & C cycles, soil microbiology, animal husbandry and/or anything related to agricultural engineering and farming informatics. The project scope is to work with myself, and a small team of holistic management farmers and scientists to develop a technology concept that undergirds the company. This consultancy has potential to rollover into a full-time position in an entrepreneurial venture with an equity stake. Please reach out to me via my contact information below with a brief bio and CV (relevant background only please). Feel free to forward externally if you know someone in industry (Monsanto, Pioneer, etc,) or at another academic institution.
For details, please email Jeremy Lieberman at jlieberman10@gmail.com.


Posted 9/17/18

2019 MRL Study Manager Graduate Intern
From one of our MA Alumni, Ceylan Hasan, who now works in the MERCK Research Lab’s Center for Observational and Real World Evidence (CORE)!!

The 2019 MRL Study Manager Graduate Intern position has been posted to the Merck career site, and will be advertised until October 20, unless you specify otherwise. Use the link below to share the job posting with your team and interested applicants.


Please feel free to post this link on your LinkedIn page, and use the hashtags #MerckU and #AtMerckImInspired to help curate content for applicants.


Posted 4/26/18

Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

Job Posting (as of 03/05/2018)

Research Associate, Biotechnology

Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., a leading mid-tier investment bank, is currently seeking an equity research associate to support our Biotechnology franchise. The position is located in New York City.

Ideal candidates possess 1-2 years of equity research or related experience, and a passion for the biotechnology and healthcare spaces. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated financial modeling skills and prior work experience in an equity research, investment banking, or consulting role in the life sciences sector. An advanced degree in a scientific field (Ph.D., M.D., or similar), as well as strong analytical skills, impeccable attention to detail, a strong work ethic, the ability to multi-task, and excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Candidates who have completed the Series 7, 63, 86, 87 examinations are preferred, but exceptional candidates without licenses will also be considered.

The research associate will work in conjunction with and support a senior analyst on all aspects of developing the biotech equity research product. Key responsibilities for this position at the start include: building and maintaining company financial models and detailed therapeutics market models; preparing company-specific and industry-wide research reports and presentations; collecting, analyzing and interpreting information from a range of data sources, including scientific literature, medical conferences, physician and other consultant interviews; and maintaining databases (prescriptions tracker, company catalysts, published notes, etc.).

In general, at Oppenheimer, we look for people who possess, or have the potential to possess, the following characteristics:

  • Strong writing and analytical skills. Associates are responsible for writing and producing equity research reports, company initiations, and marketing presentations—often under very tight time constraints
  • Strong financial modeling, accounting, valuation, and quantitative skills. Associates are responsible for building and maintaining integrated I/S, B/S, and C/F models and for organizing and maintaining industry data. Attention to detail is critical
  • A passion for the stock market, and equity research. It is highly advantageous to have exposure to the financial markets and equity research, as well as the day-to-day responsibilities of an equity research associate
  • Strong sales and communication skills. As time progresses, associates will interact with internal sales and trading and external clients. Responsiveness and professionalism is important
  • Initiative. An ability to take risks and think outside the box; an ability to handle high-pressure situations; and a strong work ethic
  • PC skills. The position requires very strong Excel skills and a fair command of PowerPoint, Bloomberg and Factset

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and letter of interest to hrnyc@ opco.com. Please specify in the subject line which position you are applying for; inquiries that do not specify will not be considered. Please be aware that we may not be able to respond to all applicants due to the volume of responses.


Posted 2/1/18

Open Research Assistant Position available with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.  Those interested should email Dr Williamson at kim.williamson@usuhs.edu




Position Description

Research Assistant I

Position No:  1218                                                                                       FLSA Status:  Exempt

Grade:  2                                                                                              EEO Category/Job Group: B/203

JOB SUMMARY:   Research Assistant I to support the research in Dr. Kim Williamson’s laboratory in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Responsible for research and/or project development in collaboration with others.   Provides laboratory and technical support to senior technical and professional staff.  Prior in vitro cell culture and animal handling experience preferred.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:                                                                                                         90% of time

1.  Analysis of the growth and development of malaria parasites using in vitro cell culture techniques and rodent malaria model systems.  

2.  Evaluate and interpret laboratory test results.

3.  Maintain clear and accurate laboratory records, inventories and logbooks.

4.  Perform data entry for research projects and maintain databases.

5.  Perform standard molecular biology experiments and immunoassays.

NONESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:                                                                                                            10%  of time

6.  Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:   Knowledge of standard laboratory techniques; ability to follow detailed instructions; good communication and analytical skills.  Strong background in molecular biology and microbiology required.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline with a strength in molecular or cell biology

Minimum Experience:  0 to 2 years experience

Physical Capabilities:  Long periods of standing and sitting; handling various chemicals

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration:  N/A

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:  N/A

Work Environment:  Laboratory environment

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Director of Human Resources.



Posted 1/29/18

New Posting availble on Columbia University Employment Opportunities Website with Columbia Stem Cell Initiative (CSCI) Flow Cytometry core facility

Technician B

Job Requisition Number: 091187    

Log in to Columbia's Employment Opportunities website and view the posting here:   https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1517241678250      




Posted 11/22/17

Healthcare Research Internship (Spring Term)

RTW Investments is seeking interns interested in performing deep scientific due diligence aimed at uncovering diseases amenable to therapeutic intervention and drug development.  This work will be conducted in the context of generating an internal disease data repository.

All candidates must have a background in life sciences.  The ideal intern is an PhD, MD, MD/PhD candidate or graduate with a background in molecular/chemical biology, biochemistry, or genetics.  MA/MS/BA/BS students who have extensive academic research experience will also be considered.

Interns are expected to spend 15-30 hours per week (1 full day at the office at a minimum).  This internship is expected to start in early January and will last approximately 3 months. 

This is a paid internship.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to <pp@rtwfunds.com>.  In your cover letter, please describe your academic interest.

RTW is an investment firm focused on new and emerging biotechnologies.  Investments are made anywhere in a company's life cycle, from pre-clinical to commercial stages.  RTW works across the capital structure to include both private and public companies.  Please visit <www.rtwfunds.com> for more information.



Posted 11/17/17

Clinical Research Coordinator (Certified CRC)

at Trialspark 

New York


Trialspark is a software and technology company based in NYC that helps accelerate the discovery of new drugs and medical treatments by reimagining the clinical trial process. We are building a network of our own clinical trial sites and are looking to hire clinical research coordinators who want to join us on our journey to make clinical trials more efficient.

Job Description

As an early stage employee, you'll be working directly with the founders and have ownership over the way that clinical operations are conducted at our sites. We are looking for people who are interested in contributing ideas about ways we can integrate services, practices, software, and technology to make clinical trials a better experience for patients, coordinators, CROs and sponsors. We offer above market compensation packages and benefits.

Relevant Experience

  • You have 2 or more years of experience running industry-sponsored trials at a clinical trial site
  • You are organized and diligent
  • You have great communication skills
  • You are comfortable with technology (have worked with the major IVRS, EDC platforms)
  • You are interested in thinking about how clinical trial processes can be improved using newworkflows, software, or technologies.
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • CCRC
  • Clinical Research: 2 years

You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


Posted 10/27/17

Position Available with Regeneron

Research Associate, Viral Vector Technologies

Link to the position here:  https://careers.regeneron.com/job/REGEA0026303989/Research-Associate--Vi...


Posted 10/9/2017

Raymond James & Associates

Research Associate

We are looking to fill a research associate role on our biotech equity research team at Raymond James based in Chicago.  A detailed post can be found via LinkedIn –briefly, the candidate will work directly with the senior analyst to assist in the development of financial models, authoring industry and company-specific reports, and completing other due diligence tasks to help maintain existing research coverage, as well as expanding coverage to new companies.  The ideal candidate will likely have 1-3 yrs experience as a sell-side associate with a strong academic record and financial modeling skills.  Prior experience in biotech not required, but must have great work ethic, tenacity and willingness to learn.

Please feel free to contact Laura Chico (laura.chico@raymondjames.com) for further information or to submit a resume.



Posted 10/2/2017


TITLE: Research Staff Assistant


Columbia University

Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute

Reporting directly to the Principal Investigator, the candidate assists with ongoing experiments using genetic and behavioral approaches in a mouse behavioral laboratory.  We seek a highly motivated individual who is enthusiastic about a career in science.  This position is funded by a 1-year collaborative pilot grant to investigate neuronal development and function important during feeding behavior. Position may be extended provided additional funding is secured.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Works in close collaboration with the Principal Investigator and lab staff. The Research Staff Assistant provides support performing surgeries, behavioral tasks, and histology.

Performs stereotaxic surgery; perfusion and dissection of developing and adult tissues, tissue sectioning, and histology; confocal microscopy.

Conducts behavioral tasks, including naturalistic behaviors and operant conditioning, combined with imaging and optogenetic manipulations in transgenic mice.

Performs other assignments deemed necessary by the Principal Investigator, including general lab duties such as making solutions, helping with genotyping, etc.


A bachelors degree in neuroscience, biology, or other related science is required. A minimum of 3 years of related lab experience is a must. Masters preferred, some experience with stereotaxic surgery and rodent behavior preferred. The ideal candidate must possess sound judgment with a collaborative style that fosters teamwork and cooperation beyond the immediate team to the broader organization.

The job has posted here: http://bit.ly/2hkCjoh

Contact Gabriela J. Martins in Dr. R. Costa's lab at CUMC about this position.  (gm2743@columbia.edu)


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