In partnership with the Thompson Family Foundation (TFF), we are hiring a research technician for the New York Brain Bank (NYBB). The TFF is leveraging the existing computational infrastructure and biospecimen resources at Columbia University to aid in the identification and development of new therapies for Alzheimer's disease. The NYBB collects postmortem human brains to meet the needs of neuroscientists investigating neurological disorders, including a wide diversity of dementias, as well as movement disorders with or without dementia. Candidate will report to Dr. Andrew Teich (co-director of the NYBB).
Candidate will be primarily responsible for assisting with projects at the interface between the TFF and NYBB. Specifically, this person will be responsible for;
1) Fulfilling tissue requests for Thompson-related projects, 2) Processing and organizing tissue for sequencing studies, 3) Collecting and organizing clinical and demographic data on all samples that are used for analysis in Thompson-related projects, 4) Assisting with organization and retrieval of slides that are used in Thompson-related projects, 5) Retrieval of blocks and coordination of paraffin section cutting for research on Thompson-related projects, 6) Processing of fresh brain tissue and cell dissociation for Thompson studies.
Although there is an organizational aspect to this job, it should also be emphasized that this is primarily a research position, and this person will be involved in numerous other research projects that are connected to/derive from Thompson-related efforts. Therefore, the ideal applicant will also have some experience working in a molecular or cell biology lab performing hypothesis-driven research.
Requires a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, physics or related science or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
Highly motivated to be a member of a wideranging and interdisciplinary team.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 506514
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