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Columbia University Technician B in New York, New York

  • Requisition no: 514623

  • Work Type: Full Time

  • Location: Campus|Medical Center

  • School/Department: null

  • Categories: 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: $47,613.23

Position Summary

The Landweber Lab at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is seeking a highly motivated Technician B to assist with ciliate cell culture and maintenance and daily operations in the laboratory and to participate in and support critical ongoing research projects in collaboration with Dr. Landweber and other members of the lab. The Landweber Lab investigates the molecular mechanisms and evolutionary origins of RNA-guided genome rearrangements in unicellular eukaryotes with complex genome architectures. The technician will be expected to participate and engage intellectually in the lab’s research goals, and to this end, will work closely with other colleagues in a highly motivated, collaborative environment.


  • Eukaryotic cell culture

  • Participate in ongoing research projects in collaboration with Dr. Landweber and other members of the lab.

  • Communicating with vendors, facilities, and service providers

  • Support ordering, inventory, and receiving deliveries

  • Support the lab’s buffer, media, glassware, and organization

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, chemistry, or related discipline or equivalent in education, training, and experience. Knowledge of various related laboratory procedures and techniques preferred. One year of related experience preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Applicant should have strong knowledge of biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, chemistry, or related discipline.

  • Applicants should have excellent organizational and communication skills and should be comfortable reading primary research articles.

  • A successful candidate will be able to complete tasks in a timely manner, with fine attention to detail, and be able to multitask effectively.

  • Being interested to engage socially with the rest of the lab is a plus, and the applicant must be a team player and enjoy/excel working collaboratively in groups.

  • A commitment of two or more years is desired, and the technician should anticipate one or more co-authored research publications to result from their time in the lab.

  • Two years of laboratory research experience preferred.

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