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Dr. Sally Amundson???s laboratory at the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University is looking for a technician B to work in close collaboration with scientists using gene-expression-based approaches to understand the mechanistic basis of radiation response. 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 analysis methods. There will also be opportunities to develop skill sets in Next generation sequencing (RNAseq) and subsequent data analysis.
We are part of a large team, under the Center for High Throughput Minimally Invasive Radiation Biodosimetry at Columbia University Medical Center consisting of biologists, physicists, chemists, and statisticians. This will be a team effort and the technician will be expected to maintain and share records, complete scientific and technical tasks in a timely fashion and help maintain a smoothly functioning laboratory.
Training and performing work with animal models and human tissue.
Performing real-time PCR and other basic molecular biology techniques and related analysis methods.
Developing skill sets in Next generation sequencing (RNAseq) and subsequent data analysis.
maintaining and sharing records, completing scientific and technical tasks in a timely fashion and helping to maintain a smoothly functioning laboratory.
Assist with ordering and maintaining laboratory supplies.
Perform other related duties as assigned and/or necessary to the functioning of the laboratory.
Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, physics or related science or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Knowledge of molecular and cellular biology.
Some laboratory experience is preferred, especially familiarity with RNA techniques and qRT-PCR.
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