The Thomsen laboratory at Columbia University seeks to recruit a highly-motivated Technician B. The position would assist in investigating the mechanisms of intracellular signaling of G-protein coupled receptors at a near-atomic resolution. Previous research experience in cell and molecular biology as well as cryo-electron microscopy is desired. The candidate will receive training, a competitive research experience, and will benefit from a highly collaborative atmosphere in a world-class scientific environment. The Thomsen laboratory is part of the Department of Surgery at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center in Manhattan.
Duties and responsibilities:
General lab management, including preparing and ordering reagents, maintaining laboratory inventories and equipment.
Molecular biology, including preparation of cDNA, RNA, RT-PCR.
Cell biology, including cell isolation, culture and cell-based assays.
Preparation of cryo-grids and electron microscopy imaging.
Assisting lab members in performing experiments.
Bachelor's degree in biological or chemical science.
Minimum related experience:
1 year of related experience preferred.
Minimum computer skills:
Intermediate to advanced level MS Office skills.
Qualifications for Candidates include but are not limited to the following:
Knowledge of various related laboratory procedures and techniques are required.
Broad knowledge of biology laboratory practices.
Must possess a high level of initiative and ability to work with little direct supervision.
Initiative and willingness to help at all levels in the lab.
Excellent organizational, time, and project management skills.
Excellent communication skills and ability to interact professionally with different levels of staff and students.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 499007
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