Advertised Summary Job Description: Candidate will provide technical services in Columbia University's Clinical Trials Support Laboratory, which supports the Division's HIV/AIDS clinical research efforts. The Clinical trials support laboratory is the central support lab for the inter-institutional Columbia Partnership Clinical Trials Unit (CTU), which encompasses four Clinical Research Sites located throughout Manhattan and the Bronx. The CTU participates in three National Institutes of Health sponsored HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks (AACTG, HVTN and HPTN) as well as numerous industry studies in several areas: new drug development and translational research, optimization of antiretroviral therapy, and HIV vaccine clinical trials.
This position requires a bright, self-motivated and highly organized individual who is quick to learn new techniques, and feels comfortable working independently as well as with others. The successful candidate will join a dynamic, multicenter clinical research team, with the primary goal of providing the highest-quality clinical care, teaching, and research in the best academic tradition.
The successful candidate will work under the general supervision of the laboratory manager and will provide technical support to the Clinical Trails Support laboratory, currently working under the auspices of the Division's HIV/AIDS clinical research efforts. Perform assays, prepare stock or working solutions, and calibrate equipment for experiments. Assist with specimen accession, processing of study specimen, documentation and QC. Responsible for shipment of samples along with quality control of assigned protocols. Communicates with clinical research sites to ensure timely delivery and pick-up of specimens. Assist with the Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement measures in accordance with DAIDS and network standards as well as with maintenance, review and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures. The majority of sample processing will be PBMC (Peripheral Blood Mononuclear cell) separation, harvesting and cryopreservation. The assignments are routine, but may include duties of a more complicated nature. Performs additional duties as needed
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, physics or related science or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a drug screening test prior to a final offer of employment being made.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: The qualified incumbent must be very detail oriented. Computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.