The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is seeking a full-time Technician B to join the Laryngology Research Laboratory at CUIMC, and participate in innovative nerve regeneration research investigating axon guidance and vocal fold proprioception with the goal of treating vocal fold paralysis. Enthusiastic and committed, the technician will need to demonstrate proficiency in working in a cleanroom environment using aseptic basic science techniques with animal subjects.
Preparing materials for and assisting in experiments
Carrying out the activities related to the maintenance of rat and mice colonies
Assisting in surgeries performed to rats and mice
Performing IP injections, and tissue dissection
Sectioning of tissue samples using a cryostat
Performing a variety of techniques of molecular biology independent of direct supervision including immunohistochemistry, "in situ" hybridization, qRT-PCR, or Western Blots
Carrying out tissue and organotopic culture of rat embryological neural tissue
Performing genetic modification of rat neuron expression with different vectors
Preparing solutions and cultures
Making necessary analysis and calculations, recording data and writing reports on research findings
Maintaining a lab notebook or records related to task
Performing other related duties necessary to the functioning of the laboratory, research project or work unit
Requires a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, physics, related science, animal husbandry program or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
1-year experience in an academic laboratory setting
Research Animals- IACUC Research Animal Training
HIPAA compliance required
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 503810
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