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Columbia University Staff Associate I in New York, New York

The Division of Preventive Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center invites applications for a Staff Associate I position. The Staff Associate I will be working on a project to identify a specific molecular defect that causes abnormal cholesterol metabolism in cells that have a mutation in the gene for TM6SF2. A mutation in this gene has been shown to cause fatty liver in people, but no one had previously identified a specific abnormality in cholesterol metabolism due to a mutant form or the absence of TM6SF2. The Staff Associate I will carry out studies in cultured IPSC cells using a variety of genetic, molecular, biochemical, immune‚Äźhistologic, and immunoassay approaches.

Bachelor of Science degree is required. 4 years of related experience in lipid and lipoprotein metabolism. Knowledge of or experience with tissue culture, biochemical, immunologic and genetic measurements in cells, transfection of cells, microscopy including confocal methods.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran