The Center for Radiological Research, is seeking a technician to work with a group of scientists to study cutting-edge, high throughput protein assays to measure biomarkers and the immune response in blood cells after x-ray exposure. The program is highly multidisciplinary, encompassing the fields of biology, biochemistry, immunology biophysics and statistics. An enthusiastic and committed technician will need to demonstrate proficiency in working with protein assays and immunofluorescence techniques with human blood cells. A team player with strong organizational skills, experience with basic laboratory techniques and knowledge of biological sciences is required.
He/she will perform assay protocols according to standard operating procedures that includes setting up experiments for the radiation exposures of blood samples, carrying out fully-planned experiments and keeping data records. Along with the team, he/she will maintain good laboratory practices. Full training will be provided for the high-throughput immunofluorescent assay techniques that are used to measure protein biomarker levels in blood leukocytes after exposure to X rays. Working under supervision and independently, he/she will assist in design of experiments and protocols and perform and gain experience in a variety of techniques including immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, imaging flow cytometry and ELISA.
Additional responsibilities pertaining to laboratory safety, organizing supplies, monitoring and ordering lab supplies and other related duties as required.
Requires a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, immunology, physics or related science or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Must have general knowledge of biology, protein assays and cell biology.
Some laboratory experience is preferred, especially familiarity with cell culture techniques and immunofluorescence.
This position works with: Blood samples, Cell culture, and X rays.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 512524
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