The laboratory of Phyllis Faust, MD, PhD at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center is seeking a Research Technician B. Dr. Faust's research group 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 vibratoming, immunohistochemistry, Western blots, post-mortem brain catalog/organizing and extensive microscopy work
Performing quantitative morphologic analyses, including collecting microscopic images and characterizing axonal and synaptic changes and a variety of other neuropathologic parameters
Organizing the storage of formalin fixed brain samples and histology slides
Preparing samples for histology core
Organizing data from experiments for manuscript preparation.
Performing general lab maintenance
Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology or physics or related science or equivalent in education, training and experience
Experience in molecular biologic techniques a plus
Full-time, with a two-year commitment.