Columbia University's Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, invites applications for a part-time Lab Technician B position. The Technician B will provide bench and data analysis support for cell biology, molecular biology, immunology, and functional genomic assays, and assist the lab team in experiments and management activities.
Prepare and maintain routine cell culture lines, assist in primary cell isolation and human induced pluripotent stem cell culture/differentiation, and maintain database of cell lines.
Perform routine cellular and molecular assays (e.g., transformation, miniprep, maxiprep, RNA, DNA and protein preparation, cDNA synthesis, qRT-PCR, transfection, packaging of viral vectors, ELISA, Western Blotting etc.) utilizing microscopic techniques and FACS for characterization/functional assays of cell lines and primary cell/tissue samples.
Assist in other lab team efforts (e.g., preparation of animal models for experiments and surgeries).
Sample preparation of RNA-seq, single cell RNA-seq, CRIPSR screening, and other functional genomic data.
Follow protocols and data analysis workflows in working with an integrated research team utilizing in vitro and in vivo model systems, high-content imaging, and high-throughput omics in addressing mechanisms related to human cardiometabolic diseases.
Assure compliance with study protocols and regulations concerning environmental, health and patient / human subject confidentiality.
Perform other responsibilities as directed.
Bachelor's degree is in chemistry, biology, or physics or related science or equivalent in education training and experience is required.
Good organizational and communication skills, motivation to gain skills in biostatistics and bioinformatics, and willingness to work as a team under guidance with certain independence is expected.
Master of Science degree in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, biostatistics or other subjects in biomedical field, and 0-1 year of working experiences in a research laboratory will be highly valued.
The ideal candidate will be familiar with cell biology, molecular biology, immunology, and functional genomic techniques and be capable of developing skills and independence in data analysis, visualization, and interpretation.
The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a drug screening test prior to a final offer of employment being made
Participation in the Medical Surveillance Program
Must successfully complete system training requirements
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 516482
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