Full-time, Paid, Lab Technician, Microbiology and Immunology

Organization: Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University Medical Center

Position Description

The Department of Microbiology & Immunology seeks a Lab Technician (Technician B) with a background in molecular biology and tissue culture to assist the Principal Investigator of a dynamic, publication-driven research lab that studies malaria.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assisting with the daily activities of a research group focused on Plasmodium falciparum parasite biology with a particular emphasis on understanding the molecular basis of drug resistance in malaria, drug discovery research, and the role of genes in malaria pathogenesis

  • Conducting P. falciparum culture work, including maintenance of parasites, drug assays, generation of drug-resistant parasites, and parasite cloning, under supervision

  • Assisting with general lab management including maintaining adequate supplies of reagents, national/international shipping and contact with vendors

  • Analyzing and preparing data for inclusion in reports and publications

Position Requirements

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent in education, training, and experience

  • Coursework in molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, and genetics

  • Research experience and technical proficiency in cell culture a plus

Time Commitment: Full-time, with a preferred commitment of 2 to 3 years

Compensation: TBD

Apply: To apply, please send a resume, transcript (unofficial transcripts are accepted) and cover letter to Dr. Fidock.

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