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In this position you will be contributing to the design, development, optimization and implementation of bioconjugation techniques and related processes predominantly involving antibodies, other proteins and nucleic acids. The goal is to expand and improve the capabilities of digital pathology by improving and facilitating multiplexed tissue imaging techniques.
Responsible for planning and synthesizing bioconjugates using established chemistries (lysine, endogenous cysteine, site specific/click-chemistry)
Enthusiastic about contributing to the development of new bioconjugation techniques
Able to purify conjugates using relevant techniques (affinity purifications, size exclusion chromatography, ion-exchange)
Capable of characterizing bioconjugates using multiple modalities (UV/Vis- Nanodrop, HPLC, MS, SDS-PAGE)
Capable of learning basic microscopy skills to test bioconjugate functionality
Enthusiastic about working in an inter-disciplinary environment with biologists
Interested in improving the capabilities of next-generation immunohistochemistry techniques and platforms as it relates to digital pathology
Capable of working closely with computational biologists, data scientists and image scientists
Adept at working independently to perform lab experiments
Organized and diligent with time management and deadlines
Creative in proposing new methods, techniques or approaches
Capable of writing data briefings and summaries on projects
Enthusiastic to train others to perform developed protocols
Diligent in maintaining clear and current records of all work
To be considered for a Bioconjugation Research Scientist position, you need:
A MS (2+ yrs relevant experience) or Ph.D. (1-5 yrs relevant experience) in protein chemistry, biochemistry, chemistry, or related discipline
Experience with protein chemistry, purification, and characterization
Experience with protein analytics
Meticulous data documentation and organizational skills
Experience giving presentations to small audiences
To be fluent with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
Experience documenting, organizing, and tracking multiple ongoing projects
Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
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At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes. For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.