Summary Description: Columbia University's Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, invites applications for a Staff Associate position. The Staff Associate will oversee laboratory management, provide cell biology and molecular biology bench support, and assist the lab team in experiments. For lab management responsibilities, s/he will coordinate all lab ordering, maintain general lab supplies and inventories, assist in preparation of IACUC and IRB protocols, assure lab compliance with study protocols and regulations concerning environmental, health and patient / human subject confidentiality, maintain tissue culture room, gas supplies and liquid nitrogen storage containers, and manage the pick-up of chemical wastes and radioactive materials. For lab technical support, s/he will prepare and maintain several routine cell culture lines, assist in primary cell (adipocyte or myeloid cell) isolation and human induced pluripotent stem cell differentiation, maintain cell culture supplies, and database of cell lines, and as needed perform routine molecular assays (e.g., transformation, miniprep, maxiprep, RNA, DNA and protein preparation, cDNA synthesis, qRT-PCR, transfection, packaging of viral vectors) and assist in other lab team efforts (e.g., preparation of animal models for experiments and surgeries).
Minimum Qualifications: A candidate must have four years of related experience to be considered a candidate for Staff Associate.
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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.