Technician B

Columbia University

United States

July 8, 2021

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Technician B

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  • Requisition no: 515067
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Medical Center
  • School/Department: Pathology and Cell Biology
  • Grade: Technical Grade 4
  • Categories: Research (Lab and Non-Lab)
  • Position Summary

    Our lab studies the immune response to red blood cell antigens, with projects spanning autoimmunity, alloimmunity, tolerance, and aging. A successful candidate will be a self-starter, have excellent organizational and record keeping skills, and be able to multi-task while maintaining precision and quickness.

    Responsibilities

  • The primary responsibilities of this position include participation in day-to-day laboratory research projects under the direction of the Principal Investigator (including experimental set-up, completion, data collection and data analysis) and animal colony management (including animal husbandry, genotyping, phenotyping, and daily monitoring of experimental mice). Skills frequently utilized to complete daily tasks include: mouse handling, basic lab skills (e.g. pipetting, loading a gel), DNA extraction and PCR, flow cytometry, and sterile technique. Additionally, animal husbandry and colony management rely on basic knowledge of genetics (e.g. Mendelian inheritance patterns).

  • 30% - Performing animal experiments

  • 20% - Animal husbandry
  • 20% - Recording/analyzing data
  • 30% - General lab maintenance
  • Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology or physics or a completed animal husbandry program or equivalent in education, training and experience.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in biology (Cell and/or Molecular Biology preferred) or a related field and at least 1 year of laboratory experience. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, highly organized, able to multi-task, take initiative, start and complete projects. This position requires the technical ability to complete procedures and properly record and report results. Applicants with experience in animal colony management and animal husbandry are strongly encouraged to apply. Experience with flow cytometry, PCR, Western blotting, and/or recombinant DNA will be an advantage.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

    Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

    Applications open: Jun 07 2021 Eastern Daylight Time Applications close:

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