The Sternberg Lab at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (www.sternberglab.org) is seeking a highly motivated Technician B to help manage daily operations in the laboratory and to participate in ongoing research projects in collaboration with Dr. Sternberg and other members of the lab. The Sternberg Lab investigates the mechanisms of adaptive immunity in bacterial CRISPR-Cas systems using a combination of biochemical, structural, and biophysical approaches and harnesses this information to advance novel tools with which to precisely engineer the genome. Founded in early 2018, the Lab presently comprises 4 postdoctoral scientists, 5 Ph.D. students, and 2 undergraduate students.
Manage daily operations in the laboratory, and participate in ongoing research projects in collaboration with Dr. Sternberg and other members of the lab.
The technician will be in charge of ordering, invoicing, receiving deliveries, keeping critical inventories well-stocked and organized.
Maintaining the lab's buffer and media needs.
The technician will also be expected to participate and engage intellectually in the lab's research goals, and to this end, will work closely with other colleagues in a highly motivated, collaborative environment.
Requires a bachelor's degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, chemistry, or equivalent in education, training, and experience.
Applicant should have strong knowledge of chemistry, biology, and microbiology, and must be proficient working with E. coli (solid and liquid media culturing, plasmid transformation, etc.).
Applicant should have experience with molecular cloning (e.g. PCR, agarose gel electrophoresis, restriction digestion/ligation, and/or Gibson assembly) and should have excellent proficiency using micropipettes, running gels, setting up reactions using commercially available enzymes, and learning new techniques.
Applicants should have excellent organizational and communication skills and should be comfortable reading primary research articles in the CRISPR biology/technology space.
A successful candidate will be able to complete tasks in a timely manner, with fine attention to detail, and be able to multitask effectively.
Being interested to engage socially with the rest of the lab is a plus, and the applicant must be a team player and enjoy/excel working collaboratively in groups.
A commitment of two or more years is desired, and the technician should anticipate one or more co-authored research publications to result from their time in the lab.
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 513958
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