The Department of Pediatrics is seeking a Technician B to join our team in a full-time position within the Division of Molecular Genetics. Columbia University Medical Center???s Department of Pediatrics is a world leader in providing care for children. Our mission areas include Healthcare, Education and Research. We offer care for our patients in over 25 specialty areas as well as individualized care for complex cases. Our Residency, Fellowship and Graduate programs are among the best in the Nation. Our Clinical, Translational and Basic Science research features collaborations across specialties and stretches from the bench to bedside. We also have several active Clinical trials available to our patients. This position will support the department by providing technical support to our research project.
Work with the principal investigator and genetic counselors to implement the research study protocol.
Recruitment of study patients.
Explain study to patients in a professional, efficient manner.
Obtain informed consent.
Obtain and label screening specimens for testing.
Schedule educational sessions and follow up counseling with the genetic counselor.
Enter data into study database.
Attend meetings with physicians and genetic counselors regarding the newborn screening program.
Performs related duties & responsibilities as assigned/requested.
Bachelor???s degree in chemistry, biology or physics or a completed animal husbandry program or equivalent in education, training, and experience.
One year of related experience preferred.
Knowledge of various related laboratory procedures and techniques preferred.
Organizational skills and excellent communication skills.
Ability to read, speak, and communicate effectively in English.
Ability to read, speak, and communicate effectively in Spanish or Chinese.
Should be organized, thorough, maintain good records, and able to work independently.
Should have basic computer skills and be able to use Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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