Columbia University Research Assistant in New York, New York

Job TitleResearch Assistant

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Job Requisition Number 096113

Department 5218- ENG Biomedical Engineering

Location Morningside

Job Type Support Staff Full-Time Regular

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Job Family Research Support (Laboratory and Non-Laboratory)

Salary Grade R2

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Advertised Summary Job Description The Molecular and Microscale Bioengineering Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University develops technologies for point-of-care blood tests, wearable sensors, implantable devices, and cell-based therapy.

The Molecular and Microscale Bioengineering Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University in New York City is looking to hire a grant funded Research Assistant. The Research Assistant will generally assist lab personnel with their research on using microfluidics for health diagnostic applications. The research assistant position will entail two main responsibilities. One is to develop microfabrication techniques based on usage of machine shop equipment on hard plastic materials. A second responsibility is to develop optical instrumentation involving photodetectors, based on current designs in our lab. Familiarity with rapid prototyping techniques such as laser cutting, 3D printing and CNC machining, as well as circuit boards, industrial design of hardware, and programming of software

Minimum Qualifications for Grade

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant Education: Bachelor's degree in engineering, physical sciences, or a related field.

Experience: a minimum of three months of rapid prototyping techniques such as laser cutting, 3D printing and CNC machining, as well as circuit boards, industrial design of hardware, and programming of software.

This position is expected to keep careful records, with an attention to detail. Performance will be evaluated monthly.

Skills and Knowledge: The ideal candidate must be able to work independently, be self-motivated, and positively contribute to labs aims and objectives

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Special Instructions

Preferred Qualifications Preferred: Preference will be given to individuals with prior experience in engineering and/or microfluidics research.

A minimum of three months in a research environment preferred.

Essential Functions (40%) Develop microfabrication techniques

(15%) Quantitative methods and data analysis

(35%) Develop optical instrumentation involving photodetectors

(5%) Laboratory and supplies

(5%) Performs other tasks, duties, and responsibilities as required

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Special Indications

This position works with: Chemicals

Formaldehyde/Xylene

Laboratory animals

HIPAA Compliance training required No Response

Participation in Medical Surveillance required No Response

What type of posting? Is this a waiver request? Standard Posting

Requisition Open Date 12-19-2018

Requisition Close Date Open Until Filled

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