Advertised Summary Job Description: The Technician B will join the laboratory of Dr. Asa Abeliovich in the Pathology Department and Taub Institute at Columbia University Medical Center. We study cellular models of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, with a focus on pursuing mechanisms that underlie the earliest events leading to disease. Some of the work utilizes somatic cell reprogramming/stem cell methods, as well as cellular and molecular biology techniques. An additional aspect is to use gene expression and genetic variation analyses to identify candidate mechanisms. Other important aspects of the work engage statistical and computational analyses and other bioinformatics approaches, with platforms such as R, Python and Bioconductor.
The work will involve molecular biology, cell biology, and statistical analyses. Additional responsibilities include maintaining lab equipment, assisting in ordering reagents, and managing lab facilities.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, physics or related science or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a drug screening test prior to a final offer of employment being made.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Requires experience and proficiency with cell and molecular biology. Experience with statistical analyses needed.
Preferred Qualifications: Strongly prefer an undergraduate degree involving some math or engineering, with understanding of the R programming environmental and Bioconductor, and knowledge of statistical analysis approaches including coursework on statistics. Also important is experience with stem cell biology and neuroscience technology.
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