Advertised Summary Job Description: The IGM's Genome Analysis Facility serves as the genomic data generating hub for the IGM, drawing in samples from a wide range of internal and external collaborative projects along with clinical samples across Columbia University Medical Center and New York Presbyterian. The overarching goal of the IGM is to offer the benefits of scale, expertise, and capacity to facilitate the integration of genomic analysis across CUMC and execute a defining set of internal, world-leading, research projects that integrate directly with clinical care. As a member of this exciting effort, the Technician B will serve as a technical expert with a laboratory team involved in preparing samples for an array of genetic and genomic assays. Responsibilities: -Employ next-generation sequencing technology in support of biological and medical research programs; -Be trained on and oversee robotic sample processing in the BioBanking facility; -Perform a variety of genotyping assays including GWAS, TaqMan, and Sanger sequencing; -Perform automated DNA extraction from whole blood; -Perform manual DNA or RNA extractions from whole blood, various tissues, buccal and saliva samples; -Inventory, accessioning, and tracking of incoming samples into the lab; -DNA sample measurement and quality control with fluorometry and spectrophotometry; -PCR and Agarose Gel Electrophoresis; -Automated cell sorting; -Perform routine laboratory management activities, including ordering supplies and maintaining inventories, preparing reagents, and managing instruments; -Perform any other assignments deemed necessary by the Lab Manager.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, physics or related science or equivalent combination of 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: Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant. -General laboratory experience; -Strong organizational, detail-orientation, and multi-tasking skills; -Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
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.