Columbia University Irving Medical Center's at the Center for Radiological Research seeks to hire a successful candidate for the position of Staff Associate I. Candidates should have the strong, relevant scientific experience. The primary role of this position is to assist with the experiments and studies of the Amundson Lab. This includes (1) helping with the smooth operation of the lab in coordination with other lab members, (2) assistance in animal or laboratory experiments, and (3) sample processing and data collection.
Our research aims to understand how to use gene expression to reconstruct dose after a radiological event as part of a Center for High Throughput Minimally Invasive Radiation Biodosimetry. See the laboratory's website for more information (https://www.crr.columbia.edu/cmcr/core-projects/transcriptomics). The experiments are conducted with strong collaboration between the biologists and physicists at our Center and Radiological Research Accelerator Facility (RARAF: https://www.crr.columbia.edu/raraf).
The Staff Associate I will manage inventory of samples or data; maintain laboratory inventory of assays and frozen samples; ensure that equipment or machinery is operating and maintained properly; carry out gene expression experiments with human and animal blood and tissues, and assist with the preparation of materials for publications with the assistance of supervising PIs.
We are looking for someone with a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, or Molecular Biology, with at least 4 years of research lab experience, preferably experienced in tissue culture and animal handling, qPCR, general RNA techniques, and data collection.
Minimum Qualifications - Enthusiastic and exceptionally motivated - Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills - Ability to perform meticulous record-keeping
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