Full-time, Paid, Technician A, Immunology

April 6, 2022

Wed., Feb. 23

The Columbia Center for Translational Immunology

Position Description 
The Columbia Center for Translational Immunology (CCTI) is seeking a technician (tech A level) to support transplantation immunology research efforts under the supervision of the PI. The main research interest is understanding the immunobiology associated with various transplant outcomes.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Assisting laboratory members in experiments as directed by the PI
  • Performing a variety of techniques including flow cytometry, cell culture, PCR and immunohistochemistry, under the supervision of the PI or other lab staff
  • Assisting in a swine genotyping/phenotyping project
  • Preparing and assisting with experiments to study T cell immunology in mouse models and human tissue
  • Maintaining detailed, up-to-date, and accurate record of samples, reagents, and performing instrument tuning and QC
  • Performing routine data processing and assist with data analysis
  • Ordering back-up supplies and maintaining inventory of the lab
  • Contributing to building a culture that embraces scientific excellence, integrity, efficiency, teamwork, and continuous learning and improvement
  • Performing other related duties necessary to the functioning of the laboratory

Position Requirements: 

  • Two years of college or a completed A.A. program with an emphasis on chemistry, biology, or physics
  • One year of related experience or equivalent in training and experience
  • Successful completion of applicable compliance and systems training requirements
  • Must be detail oriented and possess excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Must be self-motivated, able to multi-task, work independently as well as part of a team, and work well under pressure
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and data management files required
  • The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a drug screening test prior to a final offer of employment being made
  • Participation in the medical surveillance program
  • Position will involve work with laboratory animals
  • Potential bloodborne pathogen exposure

Time Commitment
Full-time, 35 hours per week. Two-year commitment preferred, starting spring/summer 2022.