Advertised Summary Job Description: Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Technician B will be responsible for carrying out fully-planned experiments on the role of the cytoskeleton in lifespan control on yeast as a model system. The incumbent will use conventional biochemical and molecular biological methods including subcellular fractionation, protein purification, molecular cloning and yeast cell transformation and manipulation. In addition, the individual will use epifluorescence and confocal microscopy for time laps optical to study organelle movement and/or cytoskeletal dynamics in living cells. Duties will include keeping records of experimental results, setting up and maintaining equipment including epiflourescence and confocal microscopes according to the guidelines provided by the laboratory and providing experimental support for ongoing projects. Also responsible for maintaining laboratory supplies, preparing solutions and performing other related duties necessary to the functioning of the research project.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology or related science or equivalent in education, training and experience.
Applicant must satisfactorily complete drug screen and background check.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Solid interpersonal and communication skills required.
Experience in yeast manipulation and genetics is also required.
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.
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