Advertised Summary Job Description: The Senior Technician will be the key technical support for incoming post-doctoral fellows and graduate students in a newly opened laboratory at Columbia University Medical Center. S/he will be responsible for maintaining breeding colonies of transgenic and knock-out mice, setting up timed matings for embryonic timepoints, weaning pups, performing tail and skin biopsies, performing euthanasia and recording observations on all animals for the development of phenotypes. The candidate will be trained to perform specialized surgical procedures such as in utero microinjection. Additional duties will include all aspects of genotyping and record keeping, ordering lab supplies and other reagents, monthly billing and inventory
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree and at least 1.5 years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience.
Previous experience with management of breeding colonies, small animal surgical procedures and anesthesia is required.
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:
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in Biological Sciences or related fields is preferred but not necessary.
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.