Summary Description: The Judith Sulzberger Genome Center and the Department of Systems Biology at the Columbia University Medical Center is seeking a Staff Associate. This position will be in our high throughput screening core, with emphasis on our PLATESeq technology. The lab is fast growing, and equipped with state-of-the-art high-throughput screening instruments. The Genome Center High Throughput Screening Core develops cutting edge technologies for the prosecution of novel biological targets. The core aids in all steps of the process, from assay development, to implementation and execution. We have extensive collaborations with investigators at Columbia University, including in personal medicine and cancer genomics.She/he must have extensive experience with working in a lab, and the scientific knowledge to understand protocols and clients' research goals.Scientific Skills:- Familiarity with enzymatic reactions and PCR.- Basic handling of live single cells.- Background in genetics and/or cancer biology.- Understanding of the goals of precision/personalized medicine.Benchwork Skills:- Technical proficiency in laboratory benchwork necessary for achieving precise and consistent results. - The ability to accurately record data and keep a very neat, well organized and up to date lab notebook. - Experience handling DNA and RNA is required, and previous experience working with samples in plates and/or with multichannel pipettes is preferred.- Experience with automated liquid handling.- Must be able to work independently in an orderly manner, and in accordance with all safety regulations. Lab Operations- Managing multiple projects simultaneously.- Managing on-line database of samples.As the Genome Center provides a service to clients, she/he will have significant interaction with the PIs and researchers throughout a project, and will need to communicate with our users in an impeccable professional manner.Client Interaction:- Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.- Project management experience is preferred.- Advise and assist clients with project design, taking into consideration the scientific goals of the project.
Minimum Qualifications: Four years professional experience, especially within a research lab or a core facility.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's preferred. Previous hands-on experience with automated liquid handling, preferably Hamilton Star systems. Some knowledge of informatics and data management is strongly 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.
Internal Number: 334_65883
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