-Job type: Support Staff (Technician B)
-Salary: $47,613 plus about 30% fringe.
The Division of Digestive and Liver Disease in the Department of Medicine at Columbia University seeks a Technician B to support the laboratory research efforts. Duties Include preparing solutions, setting up and calibrating equipment and carrying out fully planned experiments, collecting samples and keeping records of results. The major techniques that qualified individual will be asked to perform include PCR, cell culture, DNA isolation and immunoblotting. Depending on experience, the technician will handle mice and will be responsible for genotyping/breeding mice.
S/he will be expected to follow protocols carefully under the supervision of the PI. The individual will be responsible for assuring compliance with animal study protocols and safety regulations. S/he will also perform other duties necessary to the functioning of the laboratory, such as ordering and maintaining laboratory supplies. Depending on the commitment, s/he will have co-author papers published from the laboratory.
Bachelor Degree in Chemistry, Biology, or related science or equivalent in education, training and experience.
Experience with animal models, genotyping, histology, and microscopy is preferred.
More than one year of experience in an academic laboratory setting.
Candidates who have a plan for attending a graduate school are preferred.