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Technician B - Preventive Medicine


Technician B - Preventive Medicine

  • 533127
  • Medical Center
  • Medicine
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Jan 10 2023
  • 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: $50,329.13 annual - $50,329.13 annual
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

A technician position is available in the Nectow Laboratory at Columbia University in New York City. The Nectow Lab is comprised of scientists and engineers from diverse backgrounds exploring how the brain regulates energy balance. In general, we study the mechanisms through which the brain regulates how much food one eats and how much energy one expends. We also develop novel technologies to better understand brain function. We are currently looking for someone who will work with other lab members to help design and implement experiments critical to the lab, including molecular cloning, animal work, in vivo calcium imaging, and/or functional manipulations of neural circuits (e.g. optogenetics, chemogenetics).


  • Assisting with the designing and implementing of experiments critical to the lab, which may include molecular cloning, animal work, in vivo calcium imaging, and /or functional manipulations of neural circuits (e.g optogenetics, chemogenetics).
  • Perform laboratory experiments and collect data.
  • Contribute to research implementation.
  • Assist with ordering laboratory supplies.
  • Responsible for mouse colony maintenance and organization and genotyping.
  • Prepare solutions and reagents for daily lab use.
  • Calibration / upkeep of laboratory equipment.
  • Interact with personnel from other related research projects.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in one of the following (or related fields) is required: biology (neuroscience, molecular biology), engineering (biomedical, chemical), applied math, chemistry, computer science, and/or physics or equivalent in education training and experience.

Other Requirements

  • The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a drug screening test prior to final offer of employment being made
  • Knowledge of related laboratory procedures and techniques
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work in a team environment
  • Ability to learn and perform a variety of new techniques
  • Ability to work with laboratory animals 
  • Successful completion of applicable compliance and system training requirements 

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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

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