Columbia University Technician B in New York, New York
Job TitleTechnician B
Job Code Title
Job Requisition Number 095424
Department 7574- JSB C2B2
Location Medical Center
Job Type Support Staff Full-Time Regular
Bargaining Unit 1199 / SSA Area
If temporary, indicate duration This position is for a 12-month assignment only.
Hours Per Week 35
Job Family Research Support (Laboratory and Non-Laboratory)
Salary Grade Technical 4-074
Advertised Summary Job Description The laboratory of Professor Harris Wang in the Department of Systems Biology is seeking a research Technician B. The work in the Wang laboratory is focused on diverse questions in systems and synthetic biology including mammalian microbiome function, host-microbiome interactions in health and disease, microbial horizontal gene flow, and foundational technology development. The candidate for this position will carry out routine molecular biology and microbiology experiments, microbiome studies in vitro and in animal models, library preparations for next-generation sequencing, and microbial cultivation studies to serve ongoing projects. He/she may also perform general laboratory management responsibilities, including media preparation and ordering of supplies.
Job Responsibilities and Duties:
Must be good at interacting and collaborating with lab personnel on diverse projects in the lab.
Must be able to accurately record data and keep a very neat, well organized and up-to-date lab notebook on ongoing projects.
Technical proficiency in laboratory molecular biology bench-work, genomics-based analyses and laboratory automation necessary for achieving precise and consistent results.
Must have good organizational and management skills to carry out complex tasks and to communicate the results to lab personnel and the principal investigator.
THIS IS A TEMPORARY, GRANT FUNDED POSITION FOR A 12-MONTH ASSIGNMENT ONLY.
Minimum Qualifications for Grade
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant - Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and work experience.
Prior laboratory experience in microbiology
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
Preferred Qualifications 2-3 years of post-college work experience
Prior laboratory experience in mouse experiments and next-generation sequencing protocols are a strong plus.
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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 01-07-2019
Requisition Close Date Open Until Filled
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