Advertised Summary Job Description: The Columbia Center for Translational Immunology is seeking a highly motivated technician. The individual will join a large and diverse group studying multiple aspects of immunology and transplantation biology.
Working in the Laboratory of Cellular Immunotherapy, Columbia Center for Translational Immunology (CCTI), the Technician B will support the pre-clinical development of T cell-based adoptive immunotherapies with the goal of establishing the clinical trials in patients with viral diseases and cancer. Technician B will report to the Director of Cellular Immunotherapy. The Technician B will support in vitro studies of human and mouse T cells programmed to recognize variety of antigens. There is a potential for growth in the position. Perform tissue culture, cellular immunology techniques, isolation of human CD4+ T cells in mouse models of human leukemia. Assist with polychromatic flow cytometry and data analysis using FLO-JO and GraphPad Prizm. Perform basic molecular biology techniques including qRT-PCR and lentiviral transductions. Additional responsibilities include ordering supplies and inventory maintenance of the lab. He/she will 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: The desired candidate must have exemplary work ethic and be detail oriented. Possess excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Must be able to multi-task, work independently as well as part of a team, and work well under pressure. The candidate must be self-motivated. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, excel and data management files required.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor of Science degree in molecular/cell biology or a related field. Previous experience in immunology-related laboratory work.
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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
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