The Department of Dermatology seeks a skilled Technician B to join laboratory research efforts investigating mechanisms of normal skin biology and tumorigenesis, as well as novel therapeutic strategies in melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers using mouse models.
Primary responsibilities include:
in vitro culture and maintenance of primary skin cells and established normal and tumor cell lines.
Analysis of the components of the skin and tumor microenvironment using flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence, ELISA, real-time PCR. Basic cell biology techniques.
Mouse colony husbandry, as well as administration of cells and drugs using various routes.
Optimizing new protocols for use in the lab.
Maintaining detailed records of all lab activities including the planned experiments
Ordering, inventory and other duties necessary to the functioning of research projects.
Bachelor's degree in laboratory science (Biology, Chemistry, etc.). or equivalent in education, training, and experience.
The candidate must be familiar with basic laboratory techniques including sterile cell culture, as well as mouse colony management.
Strong organizational and communication skills with the ability to keep detailed and accurate records of experimental results and to work independently.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are required.
Prior experience with mouse models of disease is highly desirable.
Experience with flow cytometry techniques and immunoassays is a plus. The desired candidate has strong organizational and communication skills, is detail oriented and self-motivated.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 514266
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