Advertised Summary Job Description: The Gnotobiotic Research Technician will establish and oversee a small size germ-free mouse facility. The person will also participate in barrier mouse colony management, including communication with animal technicians and veterinarians with regards to colony management. The candidate will receive on the job training and competitive research experience and will benefit from a highly collaborative atmosphere in a world-class scientific environment. We are located at Columbia University Medical Center in Manhattan.
Principal Responsibilities: - Establish and maintain a small-scale germ-free mouse facility: order supplies and isolator parts, build isolators, maintain the isolators, monitor for contamination (training will be provided) - Maintain a laboratory mouse animal colony in a University barrier facility ? colony management, husbandry, mouse handling, breeding, respond to animal health reports and liaison with veterinarians and animal technicians
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree and at least 1.5 years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience.
The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a drug screening test prior to a final offer of employment being made.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: - EXCELLENT organizational, time management, and project management skills - Bachelor's degree in life science - Minimum 2 years experience in a life sciences laboratory - Minimum of 2 years of experience in handling laboratory mice - Ability to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously - Ability to learn complex tasks with general instruction - Excellent communication skills and ability to interact professionally with different levels of staff - Must possess a high level of initiative and ability to work with little direct supervision - Broad knowledge of biology laboratory practices
Preferred Qualifications: -Experience with gnotobiotic animals -Solid technical knowledge of monitoring gnotobiotic facilities -Knowledge or experience with mouse disease models -Initiative and willingness to help at all levels in the lab
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.