Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology invites applications for a Laboratory Coordinator position. The incumbent would serve as a Coordinator for In Vivo drug screening research in mouse models of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) as part of the newly-created Project ALS Therapeutics Core at Columbia.
The Laboratory Coordinator will be responsible for but not limited to the following:
Researching new ALS mouse models and new histology or behavioral techniques of interest to the Therapeutics Core
Presenting research at regular meetings
Keeping detailed digital records of all experiments
Coordinating repairs of essential machinery
Keeping inventory and ordering supplies needed for experiments
Administering research compounds to ALS mice (30%)
Analyzing behavioral measures in ALS mice (30%)
Overseeing other research technicians involved in each experiment (20%)
Coordinating mouse breeding and husbandry to achieve appropriate mouse numbers for ongoing experiments (10%)
Collecting and analyzing tissue from ALS mice (10%)
Bachelor's degree plus two years of related experience
Strong background in data analysis and statistics.
Experience with data analysis software such as Prism, SPSS, R, etc.
Strong communication and organizational skills.
Experience in rodent handling, husbandry, and dissection.
Experience in tissue processing, histology and immunocytochemistry.
Experience with basic epifluorescent microscopy.
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 499649
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