We are seeking a Staff Associate I to work in our retina research laboratory with patient-specific stem cell lines, disease modeling, repair, transplantation as well as gene therapy.
To assist PI with the preparation of budgets and manage financial resources of the laboratory
To assist PI with overseeing federal and foundation grants
To maintain equipment for histology, immunohistochemistry, light and fluorescent microscopy.
To teach and train laboratory technicians and students.
To carry out laboratory duties including the ordering of laboratory equipment, reagents, chemicals, animals and general supplies.
Work within the guidelines to assists with the implementation of genetic research projects, including the creation and completion of ethics protocols.
Drafting of research abstracts, posters, manuscripts, and preparation and presentation of research findings.
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's Degree in related science plus 4 years of molecular biology experience preferred.
Knowledge of gene therapy (especially for eye diseases), molecular biology, virology, and immunology
Broad knowledge and excellent skills in a wide-variety of molecular biology methods from very fundamental to advanced technologies, including tissue culture (cell line, primary cell, stem cell, mouse handling, mouse model creating (transgene, knock-in, knock-out), gene editing techniques (CRISPR, TALEN, Zinc finger) in vitro and in vivo, etc.
Willing to learn rapidly evolving scientific knowledge and new techniques
Ability to work with peers as well as outside of the team to enable higher performance
Experience in grant application, project conducting and manuscript preparation for paper submission
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Ability to effectively convey information verbally and in writing
To have working knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, Adobe Photoshop, and Statistical Software such as SPSS.
Salary Range: $57,000 - $57,000
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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