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