CSCI Flow Cytometry is a shared resource providing labs across all Columbia University campuses access to high-end, well maintained flow cytometry, cell sorting, imaging cytometry, and other support instrumentation along with related support services including instrument training, assisted instrument operation, and experimental design, troubleshooting, and data analysis support. Cytometry instrumentation includes: two Becton Dickinson FACSAria flow cytometer cell sorters, a Bio-Rad S3e flow cytometer cell sorter, a Bigfoot Cell Sorter, a Bio-Rad ZE5 flow cytometer analyzer, a NovoCyte Quaneton flow cytometer analyzer, and a Luminex ImageStreamX MkII imaging cytometer. Additionally, the core will begin offering single-cell genomics services through the integration of the 10x Genomics platform.
This is an excellent opportunity to jump-start your career in the flow cytometry and genomics field in a well-run core facility.
Instrument calibration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
Intensive participation in the 10x Genomics workflow including 10X Chromium Controller operation and library preparation.
Support of instrument training activities
Performing user assisted sorts and analysis
Basic sample preparation for instrument training
Assistance with instrument and reagent testing
Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) generation and review
Lab maintenance duties including restocking and organization
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in education, training and experience.
Flow cytometry experience is not required but preferred if possible. This position is best fit for someone who is interested in technology's role in supporting research in a busy shared resource environment. The candidate will be working directly with researchers and other staff members of the university in a dynamic environment, so excellent communication, interpersonal, and multitasking skills are required. The candidate will be working directly with complex instrumentation, so a level of comfort with highly-technical equipment is required.
Due to the role's involvement in the 10x Genomics workflow, molecular biology experience, especially working with RNA, is highly desired.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 514033
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