The Columbia Center for Translational Immunology CCTI is looking for a technician to work in the Cellular Immunotherapy Laboratory on the T cell responses in the context of viral infections (including COVID-19) and cell-based immunotherapy of cancer.
The technician will work with PIs and post-doctoral fellows but will be expected to take on supervised projects and responsibility for sample processing, tissue cultures and assays. These will be rewarded with ownership of projects as appropriate.
Performing assays and prepare solutions according to detailed instructions
Set up equipment for experiments, maintain cell cultures and perform functional studies using flow cytometry and other techniques
Carry out fully planned experiments and keep records of results
Assist with collection, processing, and cryopreservation of samples for experimental or diagnostic purpose
Order and maintain laboratory supplies
Perform other related duties as assigned or necessary to the functioning of the laboratory and research
Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology or physics or related science or equivalent in education, training and experience
Ability to perform work in a neat and orderly manner in accordance with safety regulations
Ability to organize experiments in standard form and record data in a scientific notebook
Ability to learn and adapt to new techniques
Knowledge of chemistry, biology or physics and various related laboratory procedures and techniques
Knowledge of experimental materials and standardization
Exposure to experimental procedures, laboratory equipment and/or working with animals
Familiarity with computerized operations
The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a drug screening test prior to a final offer of employment being made
Successful completion of applicable compliance and systems training requirements
Participation in the medical surveillance program
Ability to work with laboratory animals
Potential bloodborne pathogen exposure
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 514009
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