Advertised Summary Job Description: A Senior Research Worker position is available in the Department of Medicine at Columbia University for a highly motivated researcher. The candidate will provide research and laboratory assistance to the principal investigator and members of the laboratory. The laboratory pursues a multidisciplinary approach that includes immunology, molecular biology, proteomics, and behavioral studies. Projects in the laboratory involve translational studies to investigate immune mechanisms in gastrointestinal disease and neuropsychiatric disorders. The laboratory is located on the medical campus of Columbia University in New York City, and has on-going collaborations on several exciting projects with investigators at the National Institutes of Health, Cornell University, and Johns Hopkins University.
Specific duties will include ordering and maintenance of laboratory supplies, organizing and maintenance of human and animal research specimens, screening for antibodies through various immunoassays, assisting in cell culture and animal experiments, and performing other related tasks as necessary to the day-to-day functioning and upkeep of the laboratory. Additional duties will include mentoring of junior members of the laboratory, visiting students, and collaborators. Perform ELISA, Western blotting, and cell culture is highly desired. Perform additional related duties as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Master's Degree and at least three years of experience, or a bachelor's degree and at least five years of related experience or equivalent in 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: Master's degree in immunology, cell biology, biochemistry, or related field. High level of interest in biomedical research. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
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.