Rockefeller University Laboratory Technician, Part-time (18 hours/week), Fly Food Facility in New York, New York
Job Title Laboratory Technician, Part-time (18 hours/week), Fly Food Facility
Laboratory / Department Fly Food Facility
The Fly Food Facility is a facility supporting several laboratories which are using the fruit fly (Drosophila) as a model system at the Rockefeller University. Drosophila has been used for over 100 years to investigate biomedical questions ranging from the nature of the gene to the intricacies of the brain's function. The technician's duty is to routinely perform a medium scale preparation of fruit fly culture media. It also involves some operational tasks of the facility. The preferred applicant would commit to at least several years to support the long-term research goals of these fruit fly laboratories.
The Laboratory Technician will prepare standard fruit fly culture media, following established recipes and protocols. Will dispense the prepared fruit fly culture media into containers of various types and package these containers into trays; operate the instruments used for media preparation and food dispensing; organize, clean, and maintain the Fly Food Facility laboratory space, instruments, and equipment; maintain a fruit fly culture media inventory and order records for fruit fly laboratories; deliver weekly freshly made fruit fly culture media orders to fruit fly laboratories on campus; coordinate weekly ordering of media with fruit fly laboratories; maintain records of past orders; and order and maintain inventory for media components. Will implement and optimize new media recipes based on evolving laboratory needs.
High school diploma or equivalent required. Must be reliable, meticulous, careful, accurately follow protocols, and be diligent in making sure that sufficient quantities of high-quality fruit fly culture media are distributed to the fruit fly labs in a timely manner. Must be helpful, willing to receive feedback from fruit fly laboratories as necessary, and ensure that the fruit fly food is of consistent quality.
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans