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Technician B


Technician B

  • 528474
  • Medical Center
  • Pediatrics
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Aug 8 2022
  • Technical Grade 4
  • 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 B 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 assist in projects related to stress-induced feeding behavior in mice.


  • Mouse husbandry and genotyping, development of behavioral assays in mice, as well as assisting lab-members with experiments.
  • Conduct experiments according to written instructions, participate in organizing the laboratory, place orders, prepare lab solutions, and maintain lab notebooks and record related to work.
  • Any other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology or physics or a completed animal husbandry program or equivalent in education, training and experience.
  • Knowledge of various related laboratory procedures and techniques preferred.
  • One year of related experience preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Willingness to work with mice.
  • Prior experience in basic laboratory procedures (i.e. PCR and ELISA assays) and in working with mice is preferred but not essential. 

Other Requirements

  • Ability to read, speak, and communicate effectively in English. 
  • Organizational skills and excellent communication skills are required.
  • Should be organized, thorough, maintain good records, and able to work independently.
  • Should have basic computer skills and be able to use Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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

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