Columbia University's Department of Pathology and Cell Biology invites applications for a Technician B. This individual would help to run drug screens in mouse models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) as part of the newly-created Project ALS Therapeutics Core at Columbia.
Administering research compounds to ALS mice (30%)
Analyzing behavioral measures in ALS mice (30%)
Collecting and analyzing tissue from ALS mice (30%)
Genotyping mice (10%) by PCR
Additional Essential Functions
Keeping inventory and ordering supplies needed for experiments
Keeping detailed digital records of all experiments
Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, physics, or related science.
Experience with basic PCR techniques.
Experience with data analysis software such as Prism, SPSS, R, etc.
Strong communication and organizational skills.
Ability to learn and adapt to new techniques.
Experience with basic rodent handling.
Experience with basic tissue staining techniques.
Experience with basic epifluorescent microscopy.
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 502362
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