Full-time, Paid, Research Technician B, Neurology

October 3, 2022

Mon., Aug. 22

The Faust Research Laboratory, CUIMC, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology

Position Description
Phyllis L. Faust, MD, PhD, a research scientist at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, is seeking a research technician B for her laboratory, which investigates the pathogenesis of Essential Tremor (ET), a prevalent neurological disorder about which little is known.

Responsibilities include:

  • Performing a wide variety of histological and molecular biology procedures on human postmortem brain tissue samples for several projects in the lab
  • Using techniques such as vibratoming, immunohistochemistry, Western blots, post-mortem brain catalog/organizing and extensive microscopy work, including confocal imaging.
  • Performing quantitative morphologic analyses, including collecting microscopic images and characterizing axonal and synaptic changes and a variety of other neuropathologic parameters
  • Conducting mass-spectrometry based proteomic studies using laser capture microdissection for isolation of protein from specific brain regions
  • Organizing the storage of formalin fixed brain samples and histology slides
  • Overseeing data management
  • Performing other related tasks that are necessary to the functioning of the laboratory

Position Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in biology, biomedical science, chemistry or comparable scientific field
  • Knowledge of various related laboratory procedures and techniques a plus
  • One year of related experience a plus

Time Commitment
Full-time (35 hours per week), with a minimum two-year commitment.


To apply, please visit the Careers at Columbia website and submit your resume and cover letter.