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Technician B - CCTI


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.


  • 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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