The Department of Medicine (Division of Preventive Medicine) at Columbia University's Irving Medical Center has an open position for a Technician B. The Technician will work on onboarding National Institute of Health and Industry funded projects that focus on lipid and lipoprotein metabolism and hepatic steatosis.
Assisting senior staff in mouse colony maintenance and breeding of various strains of mice critical to the funded studies
Taking blood samples from mice and processing them for storage or measurements of metabolites and hormones
Assisting senior staff in the isolation of mouse livers for measurements of metabolites and expression of mRNA
Assisting senior staff in the isolation and culture of hepatocytes from mouse livers
Assisting senior staff in the in vivo measurements of lipid and glucose metabolism
Process human blood specimens (labeling, isolating plasma and serum, freezer storage, shipments).
Isolation of proteins via SDS-page electrophoresis
Assist with tasks related to routine laboratory management, such as ordering supplies and maintaining equipment.
Perform other responsibilities as assigned.
Requires a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, physics or related science or equivalent in education, training and experience.
The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a drug screening test prior to a final offer of employment being made.
Knowledge of various related laboratory procedures and techniques (western Blot, HPLC/FPLC , qPCR, cloning of plasmid)
Requires learning techniques and standard operating procedures.
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.
Excellent organizational and communication skills and a strong interest in biological sciences.
Participation in the medical surveillance program.
Must successfully complete systems training requirements.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 508017
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