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Technician A

Pathology and Cell Biology

Technician A

  • 529903
  • Medical Center
  • Pathology and Cell Biology
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Jan 13 2023
  • Technical Grade 3
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union
  • Bargaining Unit: SSA
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $42,397.74 - $42,397.74
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
 

Position Summary

The incumbent will file, track, retrieve, and transport items including but not limited to: slides,  blocks, requisitions, reports, and specimens throughout the medical center.  Performs basic data entry functions, records counts of cassettes, blocks and slides.  Logging, maintaining, sorting, retrieving, and updating slide and paraffin blocks off site.  Specimen dumping, waste disposal of tissues and formaldehyde.  Maintenance of laboratory supplies including heavy lifting.  Perform other related duties necessary to the functioning of the laboratory.


Responsibilities

  • 45% -  Transport items throughout the medical center, including but not limited to: requisitions, reports, slides, blocks, and surgical specimens.
  • 45% - File, track, and retrieve items including but not limited to: requisitions, reports, slides, and blocks.
  • 5% - Specimen dumping, waste disposal of tissues and formaldehyde.
  • 5% - Perform other duties as necessary to the functioning of the unit.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Copath experience preferred.

Other Requirements 

    • Able to lift 25 lbs. specimen dumping while one wears a full face respirator. 
    • Working an organized manner and have attention for details. 
    • Must successfully complete systems training requirements.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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

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