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Technician B - CCTI


Technician B - CCTI

  • 527956
  • Medical Center
  • Medicine
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Oct 7 2022
  • Technical Grade 4
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Non-Union
  • Bargaining Unit: SSA
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary: n/a
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $915.64 per week

Position Summary

Primary responsibilities include developing and conducting biological assays to monitor immune responses in patients undergoing transplantation or CAR-T cell therapies, working with animal transplant models to develop new therapies for graft-versus-host disease, and supporting the smooth operation of the laboratory.

The technician will learn and implement a variety of techniques including advanced flow cytometry, cell culture, single-cell sequencing and immunohistochemistry. A qualified individual will have the opportunity to pursue an independent research project, which they may be able to present and publish.


  • Perform experiments in cell culture and animal models
  • Perform data processing and assist with analysis.
  • Assist in the development of new assays and methods.
  • Maintain a detailed, up-to-date, and accurate record of samples and reagents.
  • Maintain and organize inventory.
  • Contribute to building a culture that embraces scientific excellence, integrity, efficiency, teamwork, and continuous learning and improvement.
  • Performs additional related duties as assigned and as necessary to the functioning of the research projects.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology or physics or related science or equivalent in education, training, and experience
  • Familiarity and excellent skills with PCR and sterile culture techniques
  • Quick learner comfortable with new technologies
  • Excellent hands-on and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail and quality.
  • Skills for problem identification and troubleshooting
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently, as well as part of a team

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience with work in a lab environment
  • Previous experience with immunologic assays, cell culture and flow cytometry
  • Previous experience in mouse models

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
  • Participation in the medical surveillance program
  • Work involves laboratory animals
  • Potential bloodborne pathogen exposure
  • Successful completion of applicable compliance and systems training requirements

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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

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