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

Salary Range

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.


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

Special Instructions

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.

Essential Functions

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Special Indications

This position works with:

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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