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.
The Department of Pediatrics is seeking a Technician B to join our team in a full time position to work within the division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. The candidate for the Technician B position should possess an intellectual curiosity to work on ongoing projects investigating the interactions of a variety of important bacterial pathogen and the lung. This technician B will function in the performance of laboratory experiments dealing with the pathogenesis of pulmonary infection and in performing general administrative responsibilities for the lab in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. We are happy to consider a recent college graduate who is looking for laboratory experience before applying to graduate or medical school. Columbia University Irving 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.
Specific duties may include assisting in:
Performing assays and preparing solutions according to detailed instructions.
Setting up equipment for experiments and carrying out fully planned experiments.
Bacterial and host transcriptional analysis ??? qRT-PCR.
Handle immunoblots and mouse infection studies.
Perform data analysis, DNA sequence comparisons and IPA analyses ??? (pathway studies)
Coordinate basic laboratory activities, such as ordering and accounting, maintaining lab supplies, processing lab invoices and shipments.
Participate in lab meetings.
Perform other 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.
Knowledge of various related laboratory procedures and techniques.
Laboratory experience in basic molecular biology and immunology techniques and the willingness to learn new skills.
Facility with basic bioinformatic techniques is important and skills in data analysis.
A solid foundation in basic biology and immunology.
One year of related experience.
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