The Williams laboratory at Columbia University Fertility is pleased to offer an exciting new position as a Laboratory Aide helping with the conception, development, testing and validation of novel technologies for reproductive biology and infertility.Technologies in development include nanopore-based hand-held DNA sequencing, point-of-care rapid genetic testing, single-cell analysis, circulating RNA analysis and microfluidics.
Qualified applicants should have wet-lab experience (particularly with pipetting and molecular biology), excellent fine motor skills and attention to detail, an ability to work well in a team and a passion for innovation.Computer programming/coding skills are a plus.If interested, the position would also allow for the opportunity to spend time at the Columbia University Fertility Center, one of the preeminent fertility centers in the world, shadowing physicians and observing procedures.A minimum 1 year commitment is required.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Work closely with the division chief on research projects to develop novel methods to understand, diagnose and treat disease.
Assist in the writing, submission and execution of IRB approved research protocols, manuscripts and grants.
Observe and contribute to the conduct of IRB approved research protocols.
Conceive, design and execute experiments under the guidance and supervision on the mentor.
Sample receiving, processing, data entry
Maintain inventory, request orders as needed and verify receipt and storage
Develop and assist in the development and validation of samples and generate the corresponding documentation of samples and generate the corresponding documentation of recommendation and findings
Provide technical guidance and instruction to students and new personnel as assigned.
Attend continuing education, safety and compliance training as necessary.
Maintain continuous and accurate communication with supervisor/manager on all pending and current issues.
The incumbent will also perform other duties as assigned and as needed by the laboratory including but not limited to: sample receipt, sample accessioning and sample storage.
Working with human study subjects, animal models and cell culture.
This position requires frequent travel to off-site locations in Westchester and NYC. Flexibility to travel on weekdays, weekends, and nights.
High school diploma with six months related experience.
Human subject research training and wet-lab experience.
Good judgement and the ability to work with minimum supervision are very important.
Flexibility to work evenings when needed. Contact with patients and/or research subjects.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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