Pathology Department Jobs

Research Technician

The Possemato lab is open to interviewing any internal Pathology candidates interested in the following position: Research Technician

Position Summary: Support a growing laboratory staff by managing laboratory protocols and reagents while executing their own research project. Will have the potential to be lead author on a project.

Job Responsibilities:
This individual will work closely with the laboratory Principle Investigator to accomplish the research objectives of the lab, participating in original biomedical research in the field of cancer metabolism. In addition to experimentation, the Technician’s duties will include management of laboratory supplies (inventorying stock, placing orders, and organizing storage), assisting with equipment maintenance, attending and participating in group and project meetings, and accepting ownership for accomplishing new tasks.

Minimum Qualifications:
Successful Technician will be enthusiastic and inquisitive. Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or a related field and experience with cell culture and basic molecular biology techniques are required, as is a willingness to work with mice. No prior job experience in the field is necessary. Optimal for students applying to graduate or medical school programs in 2-3 years.

Please contact Stefanie.Castanza@nyumc.org if you are an internal-Pathology employee & have interest in applying for this position.

Research Scientist

The Feske lab is open to interviewing any internal Pathology candidates interested in the following position: Research Scientist

Position Summary: Responsible for collaborating with Principal Investigators (PI) and working independently within the scientific framework of the PI's laboratory.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Initiates, interprets, organizes, executes, and coordinates research assignments critical to department's mission.
  2. Formulates and conducts research on problems of considerable scope and complexity.
  3. Explores subject area and defines scope and selection of problems for investigation through conceptually related studies or series of projects of lesser scope.
  4. Makes decisions and recommendations that have a major impact on extensive scientific research activities.
  5. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Exercises a high degree of creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in planning, organizing, and guiding extensive scientific research programs and activities of outstanding novelty and/or importance.
  6. May manage the operations of a lab for the Principal Investigator by supervising Post Docs and technicians.
  7. Ensures timely and accurate completion of research projects.
  8. May provide students with technical guidance and direction in the operation of various sample preparation techniques, extraction lines, and equipment as well as general laboratory practices and safety protocols.
  9. May seek grant funding from external sources in support of their independent research projects with consent of the PI and the Department Chair. May participate in writing grant proposals.
  10. May be responsible research/lab quality control and compliance.
  11. May develop protocol for the collection and quality of research data.
  12. Develops research techniques and methodologies.
  13. May determine and establish laboratory policies, procedures and practices.
  14. Maintains a thorough knowledge of the advances in specialized fields through attendance of scientific conferences.
  15. May make significant contributions to scientific papers. Is a resource/ author/ co-author for reports and presentations.
  16. May provide recommendations for equipment purchases and for the redesign of lab space.
  17. May coordinate the activity and experimental design between various labs, scientific staff, and collaborators. Identifies and resolves technical problems.
  18. May serve on internal committees to help further goals of research projects and bring new expertise to the research program.
  19. Oversees the maintenance and upkeep of all instruments and laboratory facilities.
  20. 20 Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
MD or PhD and 5 years experience. Critical thinking skills, strong organizational and time management skills, including ability to work independently and prioritize projects. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Please contact Stefanie.Castanza@nyumc.org if you are an internal-Pathology employee & have interest in applying for this position.

Associate Research Technician

The Feske lab is open to interviewing any internal Pathology candidates interested in the following position: Research Technician

Position Summary: A full-time research technician / lab manager position is available in a basic research laboratory at New York University Langone Medical Center (NYULMC) in midtown Manhattan. Research in the lab is focused on the regulation of immune cell function by ion channels and immune responses to infection, tumors and in autoimmune diseases. Most of the research is conducted using various strains of transgenic mice. For information about the laboratory please visit: http://labs.pathology.med.nyu.edu/feske-lab/

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Help with management of the transgenic mouse colony (including genotyping).
  2. General lab management (including dealing with regulatory and compliance issues).
  3. Generation of recombinant DNA plasmids.
  4. Cell culture and various immunological methods.
  5. Assist postdoctoral fellows in their projects.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
- B.Sc. or M.Sc. in biology, biochemistry or a related area.
- Prior laboratory experience in a research lab.
- Highly motivated, responsible and very well organized with excellent attention to detail.
- Good communication skills in oral and written English.
- Candidates with a background in immunology are particularly encouraged to apply.
- Applicants interested in a long-term position are preferred.

Specific Required Skills (the successful candidate will have most of these skills):
- Mouse colony management including handling, breeding and genotyping transgenic mice
- Sterile cell culture (mammalian cells, immune cells)
- PCR, cloning recombinant DNA, basic molecular biology methods
- Immunohistochemistry, ELISA
- Flow cytometry (FACS)
- Protein biochemistry such as Western blotting
- Fluorescence microscopy and/or live-cell imaging

Please contact Stefanie.Castanza@nyumc.org if you are an internal-Pathology employee & have interest in applying for this position.

Feske Lab: Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral positions are available in the Feske lab at New York University School of Medicine (NYUSoM) to study the role of ion channels in immune responses to infection, self (autoimmunity) and/or tumors.

The Feske has long-standing expertise in investigating calcium signaling pathways in cells of the immune system. We study the molecular regulation of calcium release-activated channels (CRAC) formed by ORAI and STIM proteins and investigate their role in the physiology of immune cells. We use mice with targeted deletion of CRAC channels and human patients with mutations in CRAC channel genes to investigate how calcium signals control immune responses to infection and tumors, and in autoimmunity and inflammation. Our research is published in leading journals including Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, Immunity, Nature Immunology, Nature Communications, J Exp Med, J Clin Invest and PNAS. For more information, please visit: http://labs.pathology.med.nyu.edu/feske-lab/.

Besides CRAC channels, other ion channels are expressed in T cells and other immune cells that control their function. The Feske lab is systematically investigating which ion channels regulate adaptive and innate immune responses to pathogens, tumors, and self. For these projects, we are seeking highly motivated and creative postdoctoral scientists to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of ion channel function in immune cell and their role in immune responses in vitro and in vivo using animal models of immunity.

Candidates should have a recent MD, PhD or MD/PhD degree and a strong background in immunology, specifically the use of animal models or signal transduction. Candidates with experience in ion channel function in immune cells or related cell types are especially encouraged to apply. A background in molecular and cell biology is desired. Please send a cover letter explaining relevant work experience and interests, a CV, and the contact information of three references to Dr. Feske at feskes01@nyumc.org.

FGP Billing Coordinator

NYU Pathology Associates is open to interviewing any internal Pathology candidates interested in the following position: FGP Billing Coordinator

Position Summary: Analyzes, bills, follows-up, corrects and enters claim information in the pathology billing system as assigned by management.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Performs daily tasks in assigned work queues and according to manager assignments.
  2. Follows workflows provided in training classes for the department clinical systems.
  3. Uses payer websites, billing system and/or coders, or other responsible persons.
  4. Provides input on system edits, processes, policies, and billing procedures to ensure maximization of revenues.
  5. Performs billing tasks assigned by management which may include data entry, claim review, charge review, or other related responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications: Experience in medical billing, insurance or related duties; or formal training or education in medical billing that provides the required knowledge and abilities. Knowledge of both Current Procedures Codes (CPT) and International Class of Diseases Codes (ICD-10) utilized in medical billing. Holds a current Certified Procedural Coder (CPC) certificate.

Please contact janet.alexis@nyumc.org if you are an internal-Pathology employee & have interest in applying for this position.