Advertised Summary Job Description: We are seeking a highly motivated candidate for a Technician B position in the Columbia Stem Cell Core Facility. The candidate will be involved in gene editing using the CRISPR technology and will pioneer development of new reporter systems, new bioactive tags and isogenic lines. The candidate will also be involved in culturing genetically engineered human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), and will work in differentiating said lines into neuronal subtypes. The candidate will interact with and assist other members of the lab in performing experiments of common interest to the core, including protocol testing, data collection and analysis, cell production, reagents optimization. S/he will assure quality and delivery time of the services provided, troubleshooting issues, will provide technical advices and support to users, and interact with vendors when needed
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree in biology or related field. Experience in molecular biology is highly desirable. Experience in genome editing is a plus. The candidate is expected to communicate effectively in English, be a team player and have impeccable record keeping skills. Willingness to work outside business hours and on weekends when needed. Applicant must satisfactorily complete drug screen and background check.
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