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Senior Research Worker

Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center

Senior Research Worker

  • 520846
  • Medical Center
  • Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Feb 17 2022
  • Technical Grade 7
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union
  • Bargaining Unit: SSA
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours Per Week: 35

Position Summary

The Proteomics Shared Resource at Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbia University Medical Center, New York is seeking a full-time technician, who will be involved in the discovery and targeted proteomic analysis to support the multidisciplinary investigators at CUMC.


  • Preparation of samples from cells, tissues, and biofluids for proteomics workflow including protein isolation, digestion, TMT tagging, and peptide clean-up.
  • Operating and maintaining multiple mass spectrometers.
  • Troubleshooting state-of-the-art Orbitrap Fusion, TimsTOF Pro mass spectrometers, and Dionex nanoLC systems. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree and at least three years experience, or Bachelor's degree and at least five years of related experience or equivalent in education, training, and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience with LC-MS/MS in proteomics sample preparation for mass spectrometry are a plus, but not required. 

Other Requirements

  • Experience in conducting method development for HPLC and/or mass spectrometry.
  • Experience in cell culture to grow various cell lines for proteomics method developments.
  • Knowledge of mass spectrometry database search algorithms. 
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Detailed oriented, organized, able to work independently, and curious to learn new techniques. 

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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

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