Careers in MS Research

Careers in MS Research

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Research Laboratory Manager

An immediate opening for a research lab manager is available at the Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York. The Tisch MS Research Center is an independent research laboratory in New York City led by Saud A. Sadiq, MD, FAAN, that is dedicated to finding the cause and eventual cure of MS. The Tisch MS Research Center is closely affiliated with the International Multiple Sclerosis Management Practice, creating a unique environment designed to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery. For more information, please visit our website www.tischms.org. The position represents an exciting opportunity to join a reputable team of scientists and research assistants conducting research ranging from understanding basic mechanisms of disease to translational studies in MS.

 

Job responsibilities:

  • Works closely with scientific staff and management to ensure safe and cost-effective daily operations of the lab
  • Responsible for the ordering and accurate shipment of all equipment and supplies
  • Negotiates with vendors for the purchasing of supplies, equipment, and service contracts on equipment.
  • Ensures proper functioning of laboratory equipment by coordinating repairs, calibration, and annual/biannual preventative maintenance.
  • Works closely with accounting/bookkeeping department to monitor financial operations of the lab
  • Works closely with human resources and COO to assist with onboarding of research personnel and track timesheets for payroll purposes
  • Responsible for orientation, training, and supervision of laboratory staff
  • Assists in the hiring of new research assistants by placing ads, screening candidates, and scheduling and conducting interviews
  • Processing and distributing clinical specimens and maintaining specimen banks
  • Oversees specimen testing by ELISA, biomarker data analysis, and generation of reports of results
  • Performs administrative duties including organizing lab activities including lab retreats, and processing of CME credits for clinical staff

Candidates must demonstrate a high-degree of independence, initiative, managerial skills, problem-solving ability, computer literacy, organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and have a broad knowledge of scientific principals and laboratory techniques. This position requires a Bachelor's degree with at least 2 years relevant experience, or Master’s degree. We offer avery competitive salary and benefits in a pleasant and professional work environment. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to researchjobs@tischms.org. Please specify “lab manager application” in the subject of the e-mail.

Assistant Research Scientist

A Principal Investigator position at the Assistant Research Scientist level is available immediately at the Tisch MS Research Center of New York. Applicants should demonstrate their capabilities to lead an independent research project in any of the following topics with relevance to MS: (1) Neuroimmunology with emphasis on innate immune responses in MS; (2) Virology, with background in herpesvirus/EBV; (3) Neuropathology of human MS and animal models of demyelinating disease and neurodegeneration; and/or (4) Neuronal and glial cell biology. Successful candidate will be expected to train and supervise research assistants, and will have opportunities to collaborate with other Tisch MSRCNY scientists. Applicants should have a PhD or MD/PhD with relevant postgraduate experience. Applicants must have excellent oral and written communication skills, and should demonstrate ability to work in a collaborative environment.

We offer a very competitive salary and benefits in a pleasant and professional work environment. The position is fully funded for 3 years, with opportunity for extension. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to researchjobs@tischms.org. Please specify “assistant research scientist application” in the e-mail.

 

Research Assistant

A Research Assistant position will be available at the Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York (Tisch MS) starting the summer of 2019. Applications may be submitted beginning in January 2019. Ideal candidates for this educational opportunity are students, who have recently completed their undergraduate education, seeking a rewarding experience in a biomedical research program before attending graduate or medical school. Working in our research laboratory under the direct supervision of a principal investigator, the Research Assistant will be required to perform a variety of techniques in the fields of immunology, molecular biology, cell biology, and neuroscience including, but not limited to, PCR, aseptic cell culture technique, histology, experimental animal models, western blotting, ELISAs, and flow cytometry. Candidates must have good oral and written communication skills and should be able to demonstrate the ability to work as a team. Applicants must have a recent Bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences, or should have an expected graduation date for the spring of 2019. Previous laboratory experience and a two-year commitment are required.

We offer a very competitive salary and benefits package. If interested, please send cover letter, CV (please include your GPA), and names of three references to researchjobs@tischms.org. Please specify “Research Assistant Application” in the e-mail.

 

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