The Department of Pediatrics is seeking a Research Technician to join our team in a full time position. Columbia University Medical Center's Department of Pediatrics is a world leader in providing care for children. Our mission areas include Healthcare, Education and Research. We offer care for our patients in over 25 specialty areas as well as individualized care for complex cases. Our Residency, Fellowship and Graduate programs are among the best in the Nation. Our Clinical, Translational and Basic Science research features collaborations across specialties and stretches from the bench to bedside. We also have several active Clinical trials available to our patients. This position will support the department by providing technical support to our Research team.
The Dumitriu Laboratory at Columbia University Medical Center is looking for highly motivated Technician B to support and facilitate the scientific research projects of the team. The laboratory investigates the neurobiological basis of resilience in a rodent model of depression. The laboratory research activities are focused on revealing the functional and structural connectivity patterns that differ in stress-susceptible versus stress-resilient. The Technician B will be responsible for carrying out experimental procedures and working with other lab members to optimize behavioral animal protocols and immunohistochemical preparation used in the lab. He/She will also assist with the following imaging and data analyses in order to report and present the data collected to the principal investigator.
The general duties of a Technician B will include:
Maintain sample inventories with detailed information on sample availability
Work with team members to develop and optimize new lab assays
Assist the Lab Manager with identifying supplies to be ordered
Maintain inventories of lab supplies and cleanliness of lab
Assist users with troubleshooting and inventory maintenance
Carry out requested sample processing and assays
Follow up on experiments by organizing, processing, and reporting the results to the Principal Investigator
Requires a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, physics or related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience
Previous experience in a Neuroscience lab and with rodents in a lab environment highly recommended.
The ideal candidate must possess a positive and collaborative attitude as well as the ability to work independently and adapt to a diverse and dynamic team environment.
Strong organizational skills and critical thinking.
Formaldehyde / Xylene
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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