A technician position is available at the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. The technician will work in collaboration with scientists using gene-expression based approaches to understand the mechanistic basis of radiation response and biodosimetry. The technician will be trained to work with animal models and human tissue and will gain experience in real-time PCR and other basic molecular biology techniques and related data-analysis methods. There will also be opportunities to develop skill sets in next generation sequencing (RNAseq) data analysis.
This will be a team effort and the technician will be expected to maintain and share records with the team, in addition to completing scientific and technical task in a timely fashion to maintain a smoothly function laboratory.
Additional responsibilities pertaining to laboratory safety, organizing supplies, monitoring, and support ordering, inventory, and receiving deliveries and other related duties as required.
Requires a Bachelorâ€™s in Biology/Biochemistry or equivalent combination of education, training, and research experience.
Must have general knowledge of molecular and cellular biology.
Some laboratory experience is preferred, especially familiarity with RNA techniques and qRT-PCR.
This position works with:
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 514844
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