The Wan lab at Columbia University Medical Center is seeking a Chief Technician to study the molecular mechanisms and cellular electrophysiology of cardiac arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia.
Assist scientists in the performance of laboratory and investigative procedures by performing a variety of routine experimental techniques such as Western blots, mouse genotyping, PCR, centrifugation, and the like.
Collect, verify, record, and compile data and information in support of research.
Assist scientists by performing various investigative procedures and operating a variety of instruments and other scientific equipment and be able to handle complex assignments, carry out detailed observations and manipulations.
Collect, record, organize and verify the accuracy of data; perform calculations and prepare charts, graphs and reports.
Use software applications to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and test reports.
Configure and operate laboratory apparatus and instruments; read and record instrument data; tabulate data; keep laboratory records.
Order chemicals, reagents, and other laboratory supplies.
Participate in laboratory meetings and planning sessions.
Assist in maintaining mouse colony for experimental purposes.
Read literature applicable to research areas as required.
Able to research literature in applicable field and present results.
Perform other responsibilities as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in biology or relevant field of technology or science and 3 years of related laboratory experience or equivalent in education, training and experience.
Master's degree preferred.
Generally experienced in job duties and in the principles and practices associated with those duties with an understanding of the underlying scientific principles.
Ability to draft routine reports and keep accurate records of work performed.
Actively seeks opportunities to increase skills and expertise.
Able to learn complex tasks with general instruction.
Able to use experience to perform a variety of new techniques.
The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a drug screening test prior to a final offer of employment being made.
Position will involve work with laboratory animals.
Participation in the medical surveillance program.
Participation in animal studies.
Must successfully complete systems training requirements.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 513632
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