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Technician B

Pathology and Cell Biology

Technician B

  • 531219
  • Medical Center
  • Pathology and Cell Biology
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Jan 19 2023
  • Technical Grade 4
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union
  • Bargaining Unit: SSA
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $50,329.13- $50,329.13
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 Hargus Lab at the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia University is looking for a highly motivated, skilled and driven research assistant who is interested in stem cell biology, stem cell differentiation and neurodegenerative diseases. We use differentiated human induced pluripotent stem cells to identify mechanisms leading to neuronal degeneration in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. As an important member of the team, the research assistant will culture and differentiate pluripotent stem cells and will perform Western blots, qPCR, immunohistochemical studies and additional in vitro and in vivo assays on these cells. The position is available full-time. Applicants with a strong interest in an academic career are especially encouraged to apply. A Bachelor's degree in science is required.


  • Stem cell culture and differentiation (40%)

  • qPCR (10%)

  • Western blots (10%)

  • Molecular assays (10%)

  • Cell transplantation (10%)

  • Immunocytochemistry and immunohistochemistry (20%)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology or physics or related science or equivalent in education, training and experience 

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