Advertised Summary Job Description: We are seeking a talented and motivated individual for the position of Senior Research Technician in the Immunology Laboratory of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. The individual will help with the collection, banking, and analysis of patient samples. Additionally, the individual will support and expand the development of new technologies in the laboratory.
Receive and catalogue patient samples and clinical information. Maintain the sample database and lab notebooks, including standard operating procedures. Isolate lymphocyte fractions from intestinal biopsy and peripheral blood samples. Perform cryopreservation/cryorecovery of isolated lymphocytes; cell culture; ex vivo immunoassays; and flow cytometric analysis of lymphocyte populations. Organize and compile results for presentation.
The candidate is expected to work in a creative and collegial team environment and must be able to perform experiments with little oversight, analyze data, and present research findings to fellow team members. Perform additional related duties as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree and at least 1.5 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: Suitable candidates will possess strong analytical and organizational skills and be detail oriented. Experience with basic molecular biologic techniques is essential.
Preferred Qualifications: 2 years experience in a Cell Biology/Immunology laboratory is preferred.
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.