The Technician B will assist a multidisciplinary team of researchers in the implementation and conduct of biomedical research studies, including epidemiological and clinical research studies related to COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
Perform complex assignments while following standard protocols and standard operating procedures that require technical proficiency and make detailed observations and manipulations.
Perform PBMC isolation and cryopreservation, biopsy processing.
Assist with diverse laboratory techniques including virologic assays, genotyping, and serum and plasma separation.
Perform assays, preparation of stock or working solutions, calibration of equipment for experiments, and specimen accession, processing, and quality control, in accordance with assigned protocols.
Responsible for the safe, timely and efficient transport of human specimens from the clinics to the laboratory; and of research study product from the Research Pharmacy to the Clinical Research Site(s).
Assist with development and QC of assigned Standard Operating Procedures, setting up new assays, sample processing documents and general laboratory operation manuals.
Help maintain laboratory equipment, order laboratory supplies, and ensure communication between clinic and laboratory.
Perform additional related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology or physics or related science or equivalent in education, training and experience
Bright, self-motivated and highly organized
Ability to work independently as well as with others in a clinical research setting
Strong decision-making skills and independent problem solving skills
Orientation to detail with ability to maintain accurate records
Ability to handle multiple projects and interact with staff at all levels is required.
Strong computer and communication skills
Knowledge of COVID, prevention strategies, HIV/AIDS and Infectious disease or other clinical and laboratory research
Spanish language skills
The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a drug screening test prior to a final offer of employment being made
Participation in the medical surveillance program
Contact with patients and/or human research subjects
Potential bloodborne pathogen exposure
Successful completion of applicable compliance and system training requirements
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 508741
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