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Columbia University Technician A in New York, New York

  • Requisition no: 514253

  • Work Type: Full Time

  • Location: Campus|Medical Center

  • School/Department: null

  • Categories: Administrative Support,Research (Lab and Non-Lab)

  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union

  • Bargaining Unit: SSA

  • Regular/Temporary: Regular

  • End Date if Temporary:

  • Hours Per Week: 35

  • Salary Range:

Position Summary

The Department of Pediatrics is seeking a Technician A to join our team in a full time position to work within the Division of Critical Care Medicine. Columbia University Medical Center’s Department of Pediatrics is a world leader in providing care for children. Our mission areas include Healthcare, Education and Research. We offer care for our patients in over 25 specialty areas as well as individualized care for complex cases. Our Residency, Fellowship and Graduate programs are among the best in the Nation. Our Clinical, Translational and Basic Science research features collaborations across specialties and stretches from the bench to bedside. We also have several active Clinical trials available to our patients. This position will support the department by providing technical and scientific support to our Research team. In addition, the incumbent will interact with the principal investigators and laboratory members (students, postdoctoral fellows, and others) to help execute research projects and assist with day-to-day laboratory management. We have several lines of investigation both specific for our laboratories as well as collaboration at CUIMC to develop and assess antivirals, neutralizing antibodies and new-engineered tissue models for SARS-CoV-2 (the agent of COVID-19). Uses new techniques to assist in research progress.


  • Perform laboratory procedures including cell culturing, standard biochemical measurements, enzymatic assays, native electrophoresis and fluorescent scanning.

  • Assists in performing statistical analysis of data; prepares and performs internal progress reports on experiments.

  • Perform administrative duties as needed, including but not limited to: ordering supplies and reagents for other lab members, performing inventory on basic laboratory materials, organizing freezers and other storage, reconciling purchase charges through central administration, submitting purchases orders when required.

  • Attends weekly laboratory meetings and other training programs in other collaborating laboratories as needed.

  • May contribute to publications and research presentations.

  • Any other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2 years of college or completed A.A. program with an emphasis in chemistry, biology or physics or the equivalent in education, training and experience. Plus one year of related experience, or equivalent in education, training and/or experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS or BA degree in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology or microbiology with laboratory research experience (practical experience, not coursework) is preferred.

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