The lab's work focuses on studying the ecology of tick-borne pathogens by collecting field samples during the summer months, conducting quantitative PCR and tissue culture, and animal-tick transmission experiments during the academic year (see https://ecoepidemiologylab.e3b.columbia.edu). The technician would assist in all these activities, help order reagents for the lab as well as help coordinate and prepare for the field sampling season.
This is a 12-month term appointment with the possibility of extension contingent on continued funding.
Conduct DNA extractions and quantitative PCR. 30%
Project management for the Diuk-Wasser Lab. 25%
Collect field samples during the summer months. 20%
Coordinate and prepare for the field sampling season. 15%
Help order reagents for the lab. 10%
Bachelor's Degree in biological sciences.
Two years of experience in a research environment.
Experience working in a molecular laboratory
A graduate degree in Ecology/Biology/Evolution and experience in pathogen screening.
Some field experience.
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