The Cellular Engineering Laboratory at the Biomedical Engineering Department of Columbia University is seeking a research assistant interested in synovial joint bioengineering. The responsibilities will include isolation of cells from human and animal tissues, cell quantification assays, functional assays of tissue mechanical and biochemical properties. This is a grant-funded position and the annual continuation of the appointment is subject to review and funding
(95%)Work on ongoing research projects and assist with lab management responsibilities, as directed by the Lab Director / PI. Collaborate with other labs / PIâ€™s under the direction of the Lab Director / PI.
Perform other duties and responsibilities, as directed
6 months of experience in a research environment is required. Basic experience in molecular biology, cell culture and general wet-lab techniques is required. The successful candidate will be organized, keep well-detailed research and lab management records and will be expected to work closely with the PI and members of the laboratory. 3+ years of wet-lab experience is preferred.
Bachelorâ€™s degree in biology, chemistry, biomedical engineering or related field is required.
Skills and Knowledge:
Experience with molecular biology, cell synchronization techniques, flow cytometry, mammalian cell culture and general wet-lab techniques. Responsible and independent. Interest in synovial joint tissue engineering and arthritis. Knowledge of policies and protocols related to the functioning of a research lab such as general lab safety, management of lab inventory and supplies is a plus.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 513916
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