Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Summary Description: Columbia University's Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care, invites applications for the position of Staff Associate. Responsibilities include the ordering supplies, verifying anival of ordered items, unpacking and appropriately storing the items, negotiating with vendors for discounts, reconciling orders after delivery, and organizing the laboratory in terms of storage of supplies, including organizing freezer space. The incumbent will develop an inventory of supplies, including antibodies, and will be responsible for aliquotting cytokines and other reagents. The incumbent will track usage of general supplies in a detailed checklist on a weekly basis, and order when supplies go below the amount specified in that list. This checklist is submitted to the principal investigator by the end of every week. The Staff Associate's daily and weekly lab maintenance responsibilities include, but are not limited to, keeping inventory of reagents up to date, defrosting freezers, organizing service and repair when needed, keeping track of service contracts, and cleaning and filling water baths. Duties will also include training incoming lab members in basic laboratory techniques, such as tissue culture, maintaining cell lines, in particular embryonic stem cells lines. The Staff Associate will also organize karyotying and perform testing for infectious agents on cell lines every six months. Additional responsibilities include: batch testing reagents and assisting lab members with larger experiments, such as experiments involving a large number of mice.
Minimum Qualifications: A candidate must have four years of related experience to be considered a candidate for Staff Associate and eight years to be considered a candidate for Senior Staff Associate.
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Internal Number: 334_63744
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