Advertised Summary Job Description: Job summary: The Bunnett laboratory at Columbia University seeks to recruit a highly-motivated Laboratory and Research Technician. The position would assist in investigating the importance of intracellular signaling of G-protein coupled receptors in the development of neurogenic inflammation and pain. Previous research experience in cell and molecular biology, small animal experimentation and management of mouse colonies is desired. The candidate will receive training, a competitive research experience and will benefit from a highly collaborative atmosphere in a world-class scientific environment. The Bunnett laboratory is part of the Departments of Surgery and Pharmacology at the Columbia University Medical Center in Manhattan.
Duties and responsibilities: 1.General lab management, including preparing and ordering reagents, maintaining laboratory inventories and equipment. 2.Molecular biology, including preparation of cDNA, RNA, RT-PCR. 3.Cell biology, including cell isolation, culture and signaling assays. 4.Management of mouse colonies, including breeding, handling and genotyping of multiple transgenic lines. 5.Assist lab members in performing experiments. 6.Performs other related duties necessary to the functioning of the research office.
*-indicates duty is "essential" as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
General Minimum Qualifications: Minimum education: Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology or physics or related science or equivalent in education, training and experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: General skills: Qualifications for Candidates include but are not limited to the following: 1.Ability to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously. 2.Ability to learn complex tasks with general instruction. 3.Knowledge of biology laboratory practices. 4.Ability to communication skills and ability to interact professionally with different levels of staff and students. 5.Initiative and ability to work with little direct supervision. 6.Initiative and willingness to help at all levels in the lab. 7.Organizational, time, and project management ability. 8.Experience in a life sciences laboratory. 9.Experience in molecular biology, cell culture, management of mouse colonies. 10.Knowledge of biology laboratory practices.
Preferred Qualifications: Intermediate MS Office 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.
Internal Number: 126_173035
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