Columbia University Technician B in New York, New York

Job TitleTechnician B

Job Code Title

Job Requisition Number 095748

Department 7538- PAT Pathology

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 $23.94/hr

Advertised Summary Job Description We are seeking a research Technician B who will be eager to engage in independent and collaborative research projects focused in the areas of synthetic biology, genome engineering and neurodegenerative diseases (see: for an overview of the lab and publication record). They will be exposed to a variety of model systems (yeast, mammalian cell culture and mouse models) and be provided ample opportunities to be mentored by the PI and other members of the laboratory. From their experience in the lab the selected candidate will gain knowledge of modern molecular methods and high-throughput experimental design, execution and analysis. The research Technician B will also devote a small portion of their time towards day-to-day laboratory maintenance such as stocking common reagents, passaging cell lines, ordering equipment and arranging for repairs when necessary.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant Required a Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology or physics or related science or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

* Applicants with backgrounds in statistics, math, and computer science are encouraged to apply *

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant - Honesty.

  • Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail.

  • Capable of independent as well as collaborative work.

  • Excellent documentation skills.

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Analytical skills and ability to resolve technical problems and interpret acceptability of data results.

Special Instructions

Preferred Qualifications General molecular biology knowledge.

Essential Functions 85%- Performing experiments, interpreting data, and teaching others

15%- Administrative duties and organizing the lab.

Additional Essential Functions (Limit to 3950 characters.) - Participate in molecular and cellular biology experiments.

  • Maintenance of mammalian cell stocks.

  • Routine stocking of the laboratory for common reagents.

  • Ordering.

  • Equipment maintenance.

  • Organizing transitions of new fellows arriving to the lab and senior fellows leaving the lab.

  • Help manage the maintenance of clean and organized work space.

Special Indications

This position works with: Bloodborne pathogens



Laboratory animals

HIPAA Compliance training required Yes

Participation in Medical Surveillance required Yes

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

Requisition Open Date 11-21-2018

Requisition Close Date Open Until Filled

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