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Technician B

  • Requisition no: 509170
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Medical Center
  • School/Department: Systems Biology
  • Grade: Technical Grade 4
  • Categories: Research (Lab and Non-Lab)
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union
  • Bargaining Unit: SSA
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours Per Week: 35

Position Summary

A Technician B position is available in the Department of Systems Biology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center to play an essential role in a recently funded effort to develop new technology for precision oncology. The position will involve the development and implementation of methods for processing human tissues for single-cell genomic analysis and the preparation of libraries for next-generation sequencing. 

The position offers training opportunities in human immunology and single-cell genomics from leading experts, state-of-the-art equipment in well-resourced laboratories and core facilities, an extraordinary human tissue resource spanning all ages of life, and a key role in long-term international collaborations.


The ideal candidate will interact with and support a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, keep accurate records of data in a well-organized lab notebook, have excellent time management skills, and be able to communicate experimental results to both laboratory personnel and principal investigators. The candidate must have technical proficiency in basic molecular biology laboratory work and mammalian cell culture; experience working with human or animal tissues is desirable, but not required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology or physics or related field; or equivalent in education, training and experience.
  • Prior laboratory experience in molecular biology and mammalian cell culture.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in accordance with laboratory safety regulations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline.
  • At least two years of post-college work experience and/or a Master’s degree in a scientific discipline.
  • Prior laboratory experience in immunology.
  • Prior laboratory experience working with human or animal tissues.
  • Prior laboratory experience with molecular biology techniques specific to next-generation sequencing library preparation and/or single-cell genomics.

Other Requirements

  • Interested candidates should submit an application online on Talent Link, and include a CV with contact information for three references. For inquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Peter Sims (

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