The Przedborski's laboratory in the Department of Neurology is looking for a Senior Research Technician. We seek a highly motivated individuals to participate in research investigating pathological mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases.
Handling laboratory rodents, performing animal behavior as well as harvesting and preparing nervous tissues for anatomical (e.g. immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence), biochemical (e.g. HPLC) or molecular biological studies (e.g. Western blot, RNA analysis).
Mammalian cell cultures (primary and immortalized cell lines) and basic biochemistry and molecular biology techniques, including DNA cloning, PCR, and Western blot analysis.
Working in collaboration with senior research fellows, post-docs and graduate students.
Work with accuracy and attention to detail, maintain meticulous laboratory records, and good communications skills.
Bachelor's degree and at least one and one-half years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience. Knowledge of various related laboratory procedures and techniques required.
A bachelor's degree in biology or related sciences or an equivalent combination of education, at least three years of professional experience as laboratory technician and expertise in rodent handling and nervous tissues harvesting and processing.
Previous experience working in a research team within academic laboratory settings.
The position requires excellent skills in animal care and a strong interest in biological sciences, specifically neuroscience.
Additional requirements include technical accuracy, reliability, and attention to the details of procedural protocols, organizational skills, adherence to safety guidelines and the ability to work in a team.
A minimum commitment of two years.
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Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 502301
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