A full-time Technician B position is available at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. The Technician B will provide general research support. The position is in support of a project to study host response to respiratory virus infections.
Duties include management of samples, running PCR and RNA isolation, and coordination of work with the larger study team. S/he will also perform other duties necessary to the functioning of the laboratory, such as ordering and maintaining laboratory supplies, chemicals and equipment. Other related duties as assigned.
Management of samples - 35%
Running PCR and RNA isolation - 25%
Coordination of work with study team - 20%
Maintenance of lab supplies & equipment - 15%
Performs related duties & responsibilities as assigned/requested - 5%
Requires a bachelor's degree or higher in biology or related science or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Preference will be given to candidates with master's degrees and/or laboratory experience. In particular, experience in conducting quantitative PCR and RNA isolation would be beneficial.
Job requires flexibility to work some weekends.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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