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Technician A - CCTI


Technician A - CCTI

  • 513950
  • Medical Center
  • Medicine
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Aug 18 2021
  • Technical Grade 3
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union
  • Bargaining Unit: SSA
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary: n/a
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $745.20 per week

Position Summary

The Columbia Center for Translational Immunology (CCTI) is seeking a highly motivated and talented technician to join our team. The laboratory is looking for a team member who can assist with lab organization and immunological assays. We collaborate closely with renowned scientists and physicians across multiple departments at CUIMC spanning research in cancers, cancer therapy, immunology, autoimmunity, transplantation, inflammation, infectious diseases, and others.

Key responsibilities include: operation, maintenance of research laboratory; preparation of samples and reagents; and assistance in immunological assay development and optimization.


  • Assist in the development of new assays, methods, and reagents
  • Runs high-volume ELISA
  • Maintain a detailed, up-to-date, and accurate record of samples, reagents, instrument tuning and QC
  • Perform routine data processing and assists with data analysis
  • Maintain and organize supplies inventory
  • Order supplies and prepare service bills
  • Contribute to building a culture that embraces scientific excellence, integrity, efficiency, teamwork, and continuous learning and improvement
  • Perform other related duties necessary to the functioning of the laboratory

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in lab research, especially working with immunological assays and ELISA

Other Requirements

  • The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a drug screening test prior to a final offer of employment being made
  • Successful completion of applicable compliance and systems training requirements
  • Participation in the medical surveillance program
  • Ability to work with laboratory animals
  • Potential bloodborne pathogen exposure

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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

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