The Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM) at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is a unique interdisciplinary research environment specializing in human genetics and genomics. The IGM leads cutting-edge research programs developing and characterizing cellular and animal models of human disease and therapeutic interventions.
The Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM) is searching for a Technician to pursue its studies of preclinical models of neurological disease with a focus on epilepsy
The two areas of primary responsibility will be husbandry of mouse models including at the most basic level genotyping and molecular characterization, and at more advanced levels including seizure assessments using such approaches as electroencephalography, and gene therapy in the models using ASO and viral transduction. The successful candidate will also prepare data for review, and will be a primary liaison between the laboratory and veterinary and animal care services at Columbia. Additional general laboratory duties will also be assigned. The successful candidate will receive on the job training for responsibilities, depending on their qualifications.
Requires a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, physics or related science and laboratory experience outside of undergraduate laboratory coursework, or equivalent in education, training and experience.
Previous experience with mouse models and exposure to and interest in genome research is highly preferred.
The IGM offers an intense and highly collaborative and rewarding research experience, set in a world-class biomedical research environment. We are located at Columbia University Medical Center in upper Manhattan.
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