The Columbia University Diabetes Research Center Translational Biomarkers Analytical Core is seeking a part time research worker with past laboratory experience as a technician to run assays for the core. The laboratory technician will report directly to the Core Director.
Run assays including radioimmunoassays, ELISA, enzymatic, colorimetric, and other types including bomb calorimetry, from human and animal biospecimens.
Perform all quality control tests in the lab
Follow all laboratory regulations and safety
Calibrate lab equipment, follow standardized procedures to ensure integrity of the data and quality control
Prepare yearly usage report and quarterly radiation safety controls and reports.
Order supplies, keep logs of requests
Supervise and maintain all lab equipment, including six -80 freezers
Prepare reports for audits by the Environmental Health and the Radiation Safety Office.
Prepare quotes for potential core users, and help investigators plan budget for grant applications.
Generate invoices for review with the Core Director, and direct them to the administrative core.
Perform additional duties as assigned.
Master's degree and at least one year experience, or Bachelor's degree and at least three years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience.
Significant past laboratory experience
Significant past experience with radioimmunoassays and ELISA assays
Significant past experience with enzymatic or colorimetric assays
Experience with laboratory equipment
Bright, self-motivated and highly organized individual with strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to maintain accurate records, handle multiple projects, and interact with faculty/staff at all levels
Computer skills and ability to work independently with minimal supervision are essential
The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a drug screening test prior to a final
offer of employment being made.
Participation in the medical surveillance program
Potential bloodborne pathogen exposure
Successful completion of applicable systems training requirements
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 503635
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