An opportunity is available as a Technician B in Dr. Inbal Israely's lab at Columbia University's Irving Medical Center. The Technician B will help further our cutting edge research studying how information is stored in neurons, and what can go wrong in disease states. We utilize the mouse system in combination with advanced microscopy and electrophysiology that allow us to image and functionally measure responses from living neurons in brain slice cultures.
Responsible for conducting wet-lab bench work that includes (but is not limited to) conducting molecular biology experiments, cell culture, mouse husbandry and genotyping.
Conduct independent research and publish findings.
Assisting with general maintenance of the lab, organization and ordering of shared resources.
Prepare slice cultures, reagents, and plan for the availability of resources.
Carry out various molecular biology assays, e.g. DNA/RNA prep, PCR, immunohistochemistry.
Assist with ordering and tracking of laboratory supplies, general lab organization and upkeep, re-stocking common reagents and solutions, and maintaining lab data.
Proactive contribution towards the scientific environment, including detailed note taking and recording of results, is necessary.
Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology or physics or a completed animal husbandry program or equivalent in education, training and experience.
Knowledge of various related laboratory procedures and techniques preferred.
One year of related experience preferred.
Experience with neuroscience techniques such as neuronal cultures, fluorescent imaging, or physiology highly preferred.
Highly organized and proactive individuals with an interest in pursuing advanced biomedical careers.
Flexibility is critical, since this position involves supporting research in what is needed at the time.
The ability to work independently and report findings is key.
Initiative and judgment, attention to detail and the ability to resolve problems.
Must be able to work as part of a team and have good communication skills.
Must be capable of organizing work and multitasking, be able to work both independently and with supervision.
On occasion, weekend work may be needed.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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