Research Technician, Biological & Chemical Sciences
New York, NY 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description
Research Technician, Biological & Chemical Sciences
Job Location(s) US-NY-New York
Job ID 2022-2944 Division College of Arts & Sciences # of Openings 1 Position Type Staff Type Regular Full-Time Category Research

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NYIT's College of Arts and Sciences seeks a Research Technician located at the Manhattan Campus. The laboratory of Prof. Shenglong Zhang ( at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) invites applications for this NIH grant funded position which focuses on the development of next generation mass spectrometry-based RNA sequencing methods.


Development of methods to directly sequence RNAs, to examine their associated modifications, and to explore the potential roles of RNA modifications, e.g., in COVID-19, cancer biology, and metabolic diseases. The candidate will join an NIH- funded interdisciplinary research project, and a team of scientist and engineers, e.g., from Columbia University and Cornell Medical School in NYC. The candidate will have ample opportunities to acquire and develop new skills, work closely in a supportive, highly collaborative, and energetic environment with the PIs and collaborators in both academia and industry, and communicate results to the scientific community through conference presentations, patents and peer-reviewed publications.



    A PhD (or equivalent) with strong background in computational sciences, bioinformatics or computer programming using Python/Java, and/or algorithmic development
  • Knowledge in sequencing technique, liquid chromatography and mass spectrometric methods is preferred.
  • Excel in teamwork, communication, and writing
  • Experience in data sciences, nucleic acid chemistry or RNA biology is a plus

Application information: The position is open immediately, although the start date is flexible

To apply, please send your 1) cover letter with your career interests, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) description of previous research and research accomplishments in a single pdf file, and 4) arrange three references.

New York Institute of Technology offers numerous opportunities to enhance personal and professional growth and provides employees with a competitive compensation and benefits program inclusive of generous paid time off, holidays, tuition remission, and retirement plans with employer contributions.

New York Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

The health and safety of our community is the highest priority. As such, New York Institute of Technology is requiring all newly hired employees to be fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. Requests for reasonable accommodations for medical or religious reasons will be reviewed and considered in accordance with applicable law.

Other Information

In compliance with local legislation as well as to provide greater transparency to candidates, the annual base salary range for this position is listed. New York Tech considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate experience/expertise, education/training, key skills, geographic location, internal peer equity as well as market, organizational considerations and/or applicable collective bargaining agreement when extending an offer.

Minimum Salary
USD $45,000.00/Yr.
Maximum Salary
USD $65,000.00/Yr.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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