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Rockefeller University Laboratory Technician (PART-TIME POSITION) | Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development in New York, New York

Organization Overview

Adult stem cells reside in all tissues, where they replenish dying cells and repair wounds. Using mammalian skin as a model, the Robin Chemers Neustein Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development, led by Dr. Elaine Fuchs, studies the remarkable properties of skin stem cells, and how they know which tasks to perform and when. The lab explores how stem cells sense and communicate with other cells in their environment. Aiming at advancing therapeutics, she dissects how communication networks malfunction in inflammation, aging, and cancers.


The Laboratory Technician will serve as a laboratory helper as a part of highly talented team of molecular, cell, and developmental biologists seeking an understanding of the properties of adult skin stem cells and how aberrations in their biology can lead to skin disorders, including cancers.


Responsibilities include:

  • General laboratory maintenance duties including:

  • Maintaining and organizing stock closet and cell culture room supplies

  • Delivering mail, reagents and equipment from receiving department and store room

  • Unpacking deliveries and entering all received items in receiving log-book

  • Autoclaving solutions

  • Preventive maintenance of -80C freezers (defrosting , removal of ice),

  • Cleaning equipment

  • Weekly changing CO2 and Liquid Nitrogen Tank


  • High School diploma or equivalent required

  • Must be able to lift supplies that weigh up to 50 pounds

  • Must work well in a team

  • Well-organized with an attention to detail, and the ability follow instructions in carrying out routine tasks

  • Previous experience in laboratory environment is desired

  • Must have willingness to handle chemical reagents (Liquid nitrogen and carbon dioxide)

This is a part-time position, approximately 20 hours per week.

Rockefeller University does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the characteristics listed above.

Compensation Range: Min

USD $23.35/Hr.

Compensation Range: Max

USD $25.27/Yr.

Job Locations US-NY-New York

Category Science

Position Type Regular Part-Time