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Technician B

Columbia University
New York City, New York (US)
$47K+ including Benefits
Closing date
Aug 14, 2021

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Health Sciences, Cardiovascular
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Full Time
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Technician B - Cardiology

Position Summary

A Tech B is needed to work on the neurobiology of energy balance, with particular emphasis on the molecular, cellular, and circuit mechanisms through which the brain regulates food intake and energy expenditure.


  • Assisting with the designing and implementing of experiments critical to the lab, which may include molecular cloning, animal work, in vivo calcium imaging, and/or functional manipulations of neural circuits (e.g. optogenetics, chemogenetics).
  • Perform laboratory experiments and collect data.
  • Contribute to research implementation.
  • Assist with ordering laboratory supplies.
  • Responsible for mouse colony maintenance, organization, and genotyping.
  • Prepare solutions and reagents for daily lab use.
  • Calibration/upkeep of laboratory equipment.
  • Interact with personnel from other related research projects.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, biology or physics or related science or equivalent in education, training and experience
  • Knowledge of related laboratory procedures and techniques
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work in a team environment
  • Ability to learn and perform a variety of new techniques

Other Requirements

  • 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
  • Ability to work with laboratory animals
  • Successful completion of applicable compliance and systems training requirements


Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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