The Department of Neurosurgery is searching for a laboratory technician willing to make a minimum of a 2-year work commitment that will be primarily responsible for intraoperative procurement of samples for the Tumor Bank for the Gabriele Bartoli Brain Tumor Laboratory at Columbia University under the supervision of Dr. Jeffrey Bruce. The job involves interaction with operating room and laboratory settings in a positive and dynamic working environment.
A research technician position is available in the Brain Tumor laboratory of Dr. Jeffrey Bruce in the Department of Neurological Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center.
Our focus is on understanding the mechanisms of glioma development, heterogeneity and response to therapies. We utilize transgenic, pre-clinical mouse models, clinical specimens, and a combination of molecular and microscopy analyses to further our understanding and treatments of this disease.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, organized and highly motivated individual who will be responsible for daily maintenance of laboratory operations and performing experiments in support of the scientific research conducted in the lab.
Two years of college or a completed A.A. program with an emphasis in chemistry, biology or physics or the equivalent in education, training and experience. One year of related experience, or equivalent in education, training and/or experience
Previous laboratory work experience. The candidate must be well organized, have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to work independently as well as collaboratively.
He/she will have knowledge of basic laboratory techniques such as tissue culture, molecular biology and biochemistry skills (e.g. nucleic acid isolation, PCR and electrophoresis, Western Blotting). Special emphasis will be given to candidates with experience in immunohistochemistry techniques (tissue sectioning, fluorescence or peroxidase staining) and light microscopy.
The candidate will have a unique opportunity to work in a stimulating scientific environment in a unique university hospital setting.
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Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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