Senior Research Technician

Our Center invites applications for the position of senior research technician with the Osteoarthritis Laboratory for Experimental !maging (OLE!). We are seeking an experienced and motivated research technician with background in musculoskeletal cell culture, knowledge of current technological developments in biochemistry (e.g., qPCR, multiplex arrays, flow cytometry, western blot, immunostaining, etc.), and experience working with animals. The candidate should have a proven track record of independent work under the guidance of senior lab personnel.

OLE! is a new lab with focus on the development of imaging contrast agents and therapies for osteoarthritis (OA). The lab employs unconventional approaches to further the understanding of pathological changes that lead to knee OA. Our focus is on developing technologies to detect when changes occur and how to best treat them. The laboratory draws on the resources of the radiology department at NYU Langone Health and has funding support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform research in the field of biomedical imaging of musculoskeletal diseases.
  • Conduct experiments designed to validate novel molecular biomarkers for the musculoskeletal system (e.g., in vitro validation of biological activity, in vivo testing of diagnostic or therapeutic effectiveness).
  • Provide support, as needed, in the preparation, storage and analysis of biological samples from both human and animal origin.
  • Interact with senior researchers and other members of the team to develop an understanding of experiment needs and requirements.
  • Be responsible for the management of the laboratory needs.
  • Be responsible for animal care and animal handling.
  • Record all experimental data and test results accurately in written or electronic form.
  • Organize and store all chemical substances, fluids, and compressed gasses according to safety instructions.
  • Ensure that safety guidelines are adhered to at all times within the laboratory.
  • Maintain daily logs and equipment record books.
  • Clean, sterilize, maintain, and calibrate laboratory equipment.
  • Order laboratory supplies, as needed.
  • Keep up to date with relevant scientific and technical developments.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a field directly related to biotechnology, biochemistry, or biomedicine.
  • Proven experience working as lab technician.
  • Knowledge of current technological developments or trends in biochemistry, animal models, and tissue culture in musculoskeletal research.
  • Ability to interact with students, faculty, and staff in a team environment.
  • Comfort with handling animal models in musculoskeletal research (colony maintenance, genotyping, surgery, intravenous and intraarticular injections, cell and tissue sample selection).
  • Proven experience of working with cell culture and immunological assays.
  • Knowledge of gene expression (qPCR), protein expression (western blot), and flow cytometry techniques.
  • Experience with imaging (microscopy, immunofluorescence).
  • Strong background in biochemistry and biology.
  • Ability to work autonomously and think critically.
  • Comfort with handling potentially dangerous substances (flammable liquids, biohazardous substances, etc.).
  • In-depth knowledge of QHSE management systems, preventive measures, and laboratory best practices.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Analytical skills.

About Us

CAI2R (pronounced care) comprises approximately 150 full-time personnel dedicated to imaging research, development, and clinical translation. Our team is diverse and highly collaborative. We work in interdisciplinary, matrixed teams that include engineers, scientists, clinicians, technologists, and industry experts.

Joining our team means becoming part of a diverse community that values cross-pollination of ideas, celebrates creativity, and nurtures an environment conducive to breakthrough innovations.

Learn more about our missionour research, and our team.


The Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research (CAI2R) is supported by the NIH and operated by the Department of Radiology at NYU Langone Health.

Learn more about our research facilities.

Salary and Benefits

The salary range for this position is $53,200-$63,000 annually, depending on qualifications and experience. NYU Langone offers competitive benefits.

NYU Langone is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, or disability.

To Apply

To apply for the position, email Amparo Ruiz, PhD, at with your CV and contact information of three professional references.