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Short-Term Casual


Short-Term Casual

  • 522424
  • Medical Center
  • Pediatrics
  • Part Time
  • Opening on: Jan 28 2022
  • Ungraded
  • Job Type: Short Term Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary
  • End Date if Temporary: 6/30/2022
  • Hours Per Week: 10

Position Summary

The Department of Pediatrics is seeking a Short-Term Casual to join our team in a part-time position to work within the division of Molecular Genetics. 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. This position will support the department by providing research assistance for a study investigating molecular genetics of weight regulation. The qualified candidate will work closely with all team members and the other members of the Division of Molecular Genetics.


  • Basic molecular genetics bench work including DNA extraction, RT-PCR, sanger sequencing, western blot.
  • Participate in undertaking animal studies including measurement of weight, length, body composition and tests for glucose tolerance.
  • May be involved in therapeutics studies in animals.
  • Any other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Graduate or Equivalency required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years of college or a completed A.A. program with an emphasis in chemistry, biology or physics
  • One year of related experience, or equivalent in education, training and/ or experience.

Other Requirements

  • Requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be fluent in English.
  • Should be organized, thorough, maintain good records, and able to work independently.
  • Should have basic computer skills and be able to use Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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

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