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HERC: Metro New York & Southern Connecticut Technician A in New York, New York

Employer Name: Columbia University

Position Summary The glial pathology laboratory (Al-Dalahmah Lab) at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is seeking a passionate, and self-motivated research assistant with a background in molecular biology, cell culture, and wet-lab experience, to work on an ongoing research project. The Al-Dalahmah laboratory is seeking to combine expertise in cell biology and glioma pathology to uncover mechanisms of brain tumor progression and neurodegeneration. The aim of the project is to define how astrocyte pathology may drive brain tumor progression and neurodegeneration. We employ a multidisciplinary research approach leveraging single cell transcriptomics, in vitro and in vivo analyses to define the interaction between abnormal nuclear function and aggressive brain tumor behavior. The lab environment is collegial and collaborative. The technician will perform duties not limited to sample preparation, nucleic acid extraction, microscopy, image analysis, immunohistochemistry, western blotting, ELISA, PCR, rt-PCR, and maintenance of laboratory equipment. Responsibilities ? 15%- Cell culture ? 25%- Immunofluorescence and Immunohistochemistry ? 10%- Molecular biology experiment ? 40%- Data analysis ? 10%- Laboratory maintenance and organization Minimum Qualifications Two years of college or completed A.A program with an emphasis in chemistry, biology or physics or a completed animal husbandry program. One year of related experience, or equivalent in education, training and/or experience. Preferred Qualifications ? Background in neuroscience/Cancer research experience ? Experience in data analysis, especially image quantification ? Literacy in statistics ? Previous experience with cell culture Other Requirements 1 year of wet-lab experience Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.