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.
A Technician B position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Catherine Clelland, at Columbia University Medical Center in the Department of Psychiatry. The successful candidate for this position will help to investigate the molecular mechanisms of cognitive deficits in Alzheimer's disease and will then target these molecular pathways to treat the disease, using human samples and a number of mouse models of Alzheimer???s disease. The position is available immediately.
Performing mouse husbandry (mouse breeding and genotyping).
Performing mouse behavioral testing and brain dissection.
Performing laboratory molecular experiments (DNA and RNA extraction from humans and murine tissues, RT-PCR and DNA sequencing).
Keeping records of results of experiments and data analysis.
Performing other related duties necessary to the functioning of the laboratory, research project or work unit.
Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology or physics or related science or equivalent in education, training and experience.
Laboratory experience in molecular biological techniques such as PCR and DNA sequencing. Experience working under RNAase free conditions and experience measuring gene expression (via quantitative RT-PCR). Experience with mouse dissection and behavioral testing of animal models.
Must successfully complete all online systems training requirements.
Knowledge of chemistry, biology or physics and various related laboratory procedures and techniques.
Ability to perform work in a neat and orderly manner in accordance with safety regulations.
Knowledge of experimental materials and standardization.
Exposure to experimental procedures, laboratory equipment and/or working with animals.
Ability to organize experiments in standard form and record data in a scientific notebook.
Ability to learn and adapt to new techniques.
Familiarity with computer programs, include Word, Powerpoint, and Excel.
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