The Steckelberg Lab at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is seeking a highly motivated Research Technician B to help manage daily operations in the laboratory, and to participate in ongoing research projects in collaboration with Dr. Steckelberg and other members of the team. The Steckelberg Lab investigates mechanisms of gene regulation during virus infection, using a combination of biochemical, structural, biophysical and cell biological approaches. Ongoing research in the lab focusses on host-virus interactions of coronaviruses (incl. SARS-CoV2) and flaviviruses.
The technician will help Dr. Steckelberg to set up a new lab (established in January 2021), and will be in charge of ordering, keeping critical inventories well-stocked and organized, and maintaining the lab's buffer and media needs (5-20 hours/week). The technician will also be expected to participate and engage intellectually in the lab's research goals, and to this end, will work closely with other colleagues in a highly motivated, collaborative environment. A commitment of two or more years is desired, and the technician should anticipate one or more co-authored research publications to result from their time in the lab.
Requires a bachelor's degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, chemistry, or related discipline.
Experience in mammalian cell culture and/or the expression and purification of recombinant proteins is a plus. A successful candidate will be able to complete tasks in a timely manner, with fine attention to detail, and be able to multitask effectively. Being interested to engage socially with the rest of the lab is a plus. Two years of laboratory research experience is preferred.
The applicant should have strong knowledge of chemistry, biology, and virology, and must be proficient in standard molecular biology techniques (e.g. PCR, gel electrophoresis, setting up reactions using commercially available enzymes), and interested in learning new techniques. They must have excellent organizational and communication skills, and should be comfortable reading primary research articles in the RNA biology and virology space. The applicant must be a team player and enjoy working collaboratively in groups.
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