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Technician B - CCTI

Medicine

Technician B - CCTI

  • 514009
  • Medical Center
  • Medicine
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Apr 21 2021
  • Technical Grade 4
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union
  • Bargaining Unit: SSA
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary: n/a
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $888.97 per week

Position Summary

The Columbia Center for Translational Immunology CCTI is looking for a technician to work in the Cellular Immunotherapy Laboratory on the T cell responses in the context of viral infections (including COVID-19) and cell-based immunotherapy of cancer.
 
The technician will work with PIs and post-doctoral fellows but will be expected to take on supervised projects and responsibility for sample processing, tissue cultures and assays. These will be rewarded with ownership of projects as appropriate.

Responsibilities

  • Performing assays and prepare solutions according to detailed instructions
  • Set up equipment for experiments, maintain cell cultures and perform functional studies using flow cytometry and other techniques
  • Carry out fully planned experiments and keep records of results
  • Assist with collection, processing, and cryopreservation of samples for experimental or diagnostic purpose
  • Order and maintain laboratory supplies
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or necessary to the functioning of the laboratory and research

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology or physics or related science or equivalent in education, training and experience
  • Ability to perform work in a neat and orderly manner in accordance with safety regulations
  • Ability to organize experiments in standard form and record data in a scientific notebook
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new techniques

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of chemistry, biology or physics and various related laboratory procedures and techniques
  • Knowledge of experimental materials and standardization
  • Exposure to experimental procedures, laboratory equipment and/or working with animals
  • Familiarity with computerized operations

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

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