Columbia University Technician B in New York, New York

Job TitleTechnician B

Job Code Title

Job Requisition Number 096306

Department 7574- JSB C2B2

Location Medical Center

Job Type Support Staff Full-Time Regular

Bargaining Unit 1199 / SSA Area

If temporary, indicate duration

Hours Per Week 35

Job Family Research Support (Laboratory and Non-Laboratory)

Salary Grade Technical 4-074

Salary Range

Advertised Summary Job Description The Judith Sulzberger Genome Center at the Columbia University Medical Center is seeking a research Technician B. This position will be in our Next Generation Sequencing Core. The lab is fast growing, and equipped with state-of-the-art high-throughput sequencing instruments.

The Genome Center is a production-scale Next Generation Sequencing laboratory accepting thousands of samples per year. The Genome Center is involved with all aspects of next generation sequencing for a wide range of research projects, including whole genome, exome and RNA sequencing, beginning with sample quality control through analytics. We have extensive collaborations with investigators at Columbia University, including in personal medicine and cancer genomics.

Candidates for this position must have experience working in a lab and the scientific knowledge to understand protocols. A background in biology, chemistry, or similar and experience handling RNA is desired.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

The technician must:

  • Be familiar with enzymatic reactions and PCR. She/he will perform small batches of TruSeq RNA library preparations and run libraries on Illumina sequencing instruments.

  • Be able to accurately record and track data using Excel.

  • Have the technical proficiency in laboratory benchwork necessary for achieving precise and consistent results.

  • Be responsible for handling precious samples throughout the entirety of an experiment.

  • Be able to communicate with our users (Principal Investigators and researchers) in an impeccable professional manner.

  • Work with researchers to help them understand submission requirements and to ensure the samples meet QC standards.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant - Bachelor's degree and 0-1 year in a research lab or a core facility is required.

  • Meticulous, attention to detail and focus on accuracy.

  • Well organized and good time management skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

  • Must be able to work independently in an orderly manner and in accordance with all safety regulations.

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Special Instructions Please include a cover letter.

Preferred Qualifications Previous hands-on experience in next generation sequencing of different platforms, especially Illumina, is desired.

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Special Indications

This position works with:

HIPAA Compliance training required Yes

Participation in Medical Surveillance required No

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

Requisition Open Date 01-11-2019

Requisition Close Date Open Until Filled

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