Advertised Summary Job Description: The Columbia Center for Translational Immunology is seeking a highly motivated technician for studies in large animal transgenesis and transplantation immunology. The individual will join a large and diverse group studying multiple aspects of immunology and transplantation biology.
The primary responsibilities of this position are the generation and analysis of transfected or transduced mammalian cell lines for the production of transgenic large animals and analysis of the efficacy of these modifications following animal production using in vitro assays. Additional responsibilities include project specific laboratory tasks, including supply maintenance and record keeping. Perform additional related duties as assigned.
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: Expertise with long term tissue culture and in vitro cellular assays is essential and competence with routine molecular procedures and assays is required. Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills, and ability to maintain detailed written records of research are necessary.
Qualified candidates will be capable of working both independently and as part of a larger group, and be capable of performing and clearly presenting initial data analyses. Active participation in experimental design and evaluation is expected.
Willingness to participate in large animal studies, with appropriate training and supervision, is also required.
Preferred Qualifications: 1-2 years of relevant experience or Master's degree in Cell Biology (or related field). Previous experience with hematopoietic or pluripotent stem cells is desirable. Experience in a molecular biology or stem cell lab preferred.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.