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Technician B

Institute for Genomic Medicine

Technician B

  • 529494
  • Medical Center
  • Institute for Genomic Medicine
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Sep 13 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 laboratory of Yueqing Peng at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center is looking for a highly motivated Technician B to support ongoing research projects.

In the Peng lab, we apply multidisciplinary approach including in vivo electrophysiology, in vivo calcium imaging, optogenetics, chemogenetics, viral-based neural tracing, molecular biology, and mouse genetics to study the biology of sleep. In collaboration with other labs at Columbia University, we are also interested in understanding the relationship between sleep and neurological diseases, such as epilepsy. The Peng laboratory is located in the Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and is part of Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM), and also affiliated with the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology. More information about the Peng laboratory can be found at


  • Work within a highly collaborative environment to support ongoing sleep research projects.
  • Specifically, will be involved in animal work, behavioral experiments, sleep recording, and data analysis.
  • Expected to assist with lab management, including equipment maintenance and lab supplies ordering.
  • Work closely with the principal investigator, postdocs, and graduate students in designing, carrying out, and coordinating research.

Successful applicants will join a vibrant, interdisciplinary and productive research team, with continuous opportunity for technical and intellectual growth.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology or physics or related science or equivalent in education, training and experience.
  • Ideal candidates are those primarily interested in neural circuits, animal behavior, and brain diseases.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with mouse work.
  • Background in neurobiology.
  • Experience with brain sectioning, animal behavior, and other neuroscience skills.

Other Requirements

  • Familiar with basic wet lab skills, such as PCR, electrophoresis, perfusion, immunostaining, etc.
  • Great communication skills, organizational and time management skills.
  • Two-year commitment expected.

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