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Technician A

Company: Columbia University
Location: New York
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

  • Requisition no: 512585
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Medical Center
  • School/Department: Surgery
  • Grade: Technical Grade 3
  • Categories: Research (Lab and Non-Lab)
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union
  • Bargaining Unit: SSA
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours Per Week: 35

Position Summary

The technician A will work closely with the PI and research team in the Basic Science Research Group in the Division of Surgical Science at Department of Surgery at Columbia University. The technician A will perform multiple assignments under direct supervision, including managing and maintaining mouse colonies, genotyping and excel data entry, and performing other related duties necessary to the functioning of the laboratory.


  • Preparing materials for and assisting in experiments
  • Performing simple experiments according to written protocols
  • Ordering and maintaining laboratory supplies
  • Maintaining a lab notebook or records related to task
  • Assisting in the collection of lab chemical wastes.
  • Managing and maintaining mouse colonies, cutting mouse tails and Excel Data entry.
  • Preparing solutions, isolating DNA, performing PCR, preparing and running agarose gels, detecting DNA and recording the results.
  • Performing other related duties necessary to the functioning of the laboratory, research project or work unit

Minimum Qualifications

  • Two years of college or a completed A.A. program with an emphasis in Health Sciences, Business, or other financial/computer/tech-related studies
  • One year of related experience, or equivalent in education, training and experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience working in clinical trials is preferred

Other Requirements

  • Intermediate MS Office skills

Must be able to successfully complete systems training requirements.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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

Applications open: Jan 28 2021 Eastern Standard Time Applications close:

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Keywords: Columbia University, New York , Technician A, Other , New York, New York

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