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Research Coordinator


Research Coordinator

  • 525312
  • Medical Center
  • Pediatrics
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: May 2 2022
  • Grade 103
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range:

Position Summary

The Department of Pediatrics is seeking a Research Coordinator to join our team in a full time position to work within the division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology. Columbia University Irving Medical Center’s Department of Pediatrics is a world leader in providing care for children. Our mission areas include Healthcare, Education and Research. We offer care for our patients in over 25 specialty areas as well as individualized care for complex cases. Our Residency, Fellowship and Graduate programs are among the best in the Nation. Our Clinical, Translational and Basic Science research features collaborations across specialties and stretches from the bench to bedside. We also have several active Clinical trials available to our patients.

The Research Coordinator will work on laboratory and database management in addition to bench science projects in the lab of the Chief of the Division of Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology in the Department of Pediatrics. The lab identifies and investigates novel genetic disorders which lead to allergic and immunologic disease. Our pipeline includes clinical identification, genetic and genomic investigations (whole exome sequencing), and basic biological research. The candidate will work with researchers and physicians to coordinate various aspects of the projects.


  • Conduct inventories of supplies and order consumable supplies as required by the lab
  • Help purchase large equipment by conducting comparative market analysis and building relationships within industry
  • Responsible for entering data into various databases
  • Communication with outside investigators
  • Responsible for DNA prep
  • Sample prep including mononuclear cell isolation from human blood
  • Responsible for shipping and arranging shipment of biologicals to/from around the world
  • Perform and develop lab assays
  • Any other related as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus two years of related laboratory experience
  • Basic lab skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Multicolor flow cytometry, DNA and RNA extraction from peripheral blood and tissue, and blood processing, are preferred.

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Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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