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Technician A


Technician A

  • 528016
  • Medical Center
  • Pediatrics
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Jul 26 2022
  • Technical Grade 3
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union
  • Bargaining Unit: SSA
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range:

Position Summary

The Department of Pediatrics is seeking a Technician A to join our team in a full 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 technical support to our division’s research team.


  • Work with the principal investigator and genetic counselors to implement the research study protocol
  • Recruitment of study patients
  • Explain study to patients in a professional, efficient manner
  • Obtain informed consent
  • Obtain and label screening specimens for testing
  • Attend meetings with physicians and genetic counselors regarding eMERGE study
  • Performs related duties & responsibilities as assigned/requested  

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Coursework in biology and genetic
  • Clinical research experience
  • Ability to read, speak, and communicate effectively in Spanish or Chinese

Other Requirements

  • Organizational skills and excellent communication skills
  • Should be organized, thorough, maintain good records, and able to work independently
  • Should have basic computer skills and be able to use Word, Excel, email

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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