This grant-funded position is immediately available for a Technician B candidate to focus on research in lung disease and lung biology to better understand the mechanisms of tissue injury.
Maintain cell cultures, basic cell biology, preparation of media and sterile solutions, and other basic laboratory procedures.
Perform ELISA assays, Western blots, isolate DNA and mRNA from fresh tissue and perform PCR and RT-PCR.
Perform surgery on healthy and diseased animals and maintain transgenic mouse lines (including screening and maintaining a record of mice).
Responsible for basic histology from animal specimens including tissue processing, H&E staining and immunohistochemistry.
Operate the smoke exposure system, which includes transportation and handling of animals, cage changes, cleaning and maintenance of the machine.
Maintain a laboratory notebook.
Perform various small office tasks including filing, faxing, mailing letters and answering messages.
All other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology or physics is required or equivalent in education, training and experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 513955
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