Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Advertised Summary Job Description: Job Summary Performs laboratory experiments in support of scientific research projects related to basic science research in kidney development and regeneration.
Duties and Responsibilities
-Interacts with the principal investigators and laboratory members (students, postdoctoral fellows, and others) to plan research projects and assist with day to day laboratory management. -Performs statistical analysis of data; prepares and performs internal progress reports on experiments. -Assists in orientation and training of new investigators, fellows, visiting trainees, and others as needed. Monitors compliance with safety rules in the lab under supervision of PIs. -Attends weekly laboratory meetings and other training programs in other collaborating laboratories as needed. -Mouse tissue harvesting, kidney histology and immunostaining. -Perform administrative duties as needed, including but not limited to: ordering supplies and reagents for other lab members, performing inventory on basic laboratory materials, organizing freezers and other storage, reconciling purchase charges through central administration, submitting purchases orders when required. -May conduct computational studies and or manage research databases. -May contribute to publications and research presentations. -Image acquisition with microscope and computer. -Western blot analysis. -Maintenance of transgenic mouse lines. -Record keeping of laboratory materials.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, physics or related science or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: -Advanced skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint are required. Basic knowledge of advanced programs such as R programming, QIMME and Ingenuity Pathway Analysis is preferred.
Preferred Qualifications: -Previous experience working in a basic science laboratory setting -Relevant coursework from undergraduate studies (Microbiology, Molecular biology) -A motivated and enthusiastic team player with strong organizational skills is desired. Strong oral and written communication skills are preferred.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_175090
About Columbia University
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