We are looking for a Technician B in a vibrant lab based in Columbia University Medical Center's Department of Microbiology and Immunology Department.
One fundamental question in immunology is to understand how our immune system differentiates self-antigens from invading non-self antigens (e.g. viral DNA, RNA). Our laboratory is dedicated to understanding how self- or viral- RNA sensing by our immune system shapes human health. These studies are critical for understanding how our immune system appropriately mounts an immune response against viral infection, as well as to understand how dysregulated self-RNA sensing by our immune system can cause autoinflammation. Lastly, our studies can inform us on how to design effective RNA-based immunomodulatory therapies. For more information please refer to our lab webpage: https://www.hchunglab.com/
The candidate will work directly with the principal investigator, who is dedicated to training and nurturing young scientists. We expect the candidate to perform experiments, be actively involved in scientific discussions, present at lab meetings, and also carry out some administrative lab duties. Previous experience in immunology and molecular biology is not required but preferred. The candidate will have opportunities to learn molecular biology (PCRs, cloning, northern blots etc.), tissue culture (CRISPR cloning in various human cell lines, including stem cells), immunology (e.g. flow cytometry), and cell biology (e.g. microscopy and western blots) techniques.
Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, physics or related science or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Previous experience in immunology and molecular biology is not required but preferred.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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