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

March 6, 2019


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.


Keywords: Full-time, glide year, Lab Technician, Microbiology and Immunology, paid


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