A Tech B is needed to work on the neurobiology of energy balance, with particular emphasis on the molecular, cellular, and circuit mechanisms through which the brain regulates food intake and energy expenditure.
Assisting with the designing and implementing of experiments critical to the lab, which may include molecular cloning, animal work, in vivo calcium imaging, and/or functional manipulations of neural circuits (e.g. optogenetics, chemogenetics).
Perform laboratory experiments and collect data.
Contribute to research implementation.
Assist with ordering laboratory supplies.
Responsible for mouse colony maintenance, organization, and genotyping.
Prepare solutions and reagents for daily lab use.
Calibration/upkeep of laboratory equipment.
Interact with personnel from other related research projects.
Perform additional duties as assigned.
Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, biology or physics or related science or equivalent in education, training and experience
Knowledge of related laboratory procedures and techniques
Excellent organization skills
Self-motivated and able to work in a team environment
Ability to learn and perform a variety of new techniques
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
Ability to work with laboratory animals
Successful completion of applicable compliance and systems training requirements
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 513695
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