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St. John's University


Research Assistant/ Technician - Pharmecuetical Sciences


Queens, NY
ID: 218662-951

St. John’s established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations. 


A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission.  As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community.  We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution.  As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.   



Research Assistant/Technician 

Pharmaceutical Sciences


Job Description:  

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the research team of Dr. Saurabh Agarwal, as a Research Assistant or Technician in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at St. John’s University, New York. This position is available immediately and focuses on research projects employing in vitro cellular models and molecular biology techniques to investigate therapeutic efficacy and mechanisms of action of drugs in reducing neuroblastoma cancer growth. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in research projects, study design, training, performing experiments, analyzing data, and in preparing reports, review, and manuscripts for publications.  



A bachelor’s degree (B.S.) or above in any stream of biological sciences with at least one year of relevant experience. The successful candidate must have demonstrated training and experience in cell culture and molecular biology techniques such as cytotoxicity assays, flow cytometer-based apoptosis and cell cycle assays, Western blotting, RT-qPCR, and immunofluorescence staining. Candidates with experience in handling mice as animal model will be preferred. Excellent interpersonal, writing, and oral communication skills are required.  



Application should include a cover letter, recent CV, and contact information of at least two references.


 “All persons hired are required to be vaccinated and boosted against the COVID-19 virus, subject to the reasonable accommodation provisions of applicable law.”


Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education. 


St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


This position is located at 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY. View the Google Map in full screen.