The Ho Lab in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at Columbia University seeking a dedicated, experienced, and enthusiastic Senior Research Worker to join our team. We use cryoEM and cryoET to explore the molecular basis of various aspects of human disease. For more information please visit: www.cmholab.org/research. All interested parties must submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references.
We are looking for a resourceful and reliable scientist who enjoys learning new things, and being part of an open, collaborative team. Successful candidates will join a vibrant, collaborative research community.
Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Senior Research Worker will provide assistance in projects involving cloning and culturing blood-stage P. falciparum parasites, mouse husbandry and dissection and murine cell culture, as well as various biochemical and biophysical techniques.
Duties will include:
Setting up breeding cages and weaning pups
Tissue and blood sample collection for downstream analyses
Administration of intraperitoneal injections and oral gavage
Isolation and culture of neural cells for imaging by optical or electron microscopy
Protein biochemistry from native cells and tissues
Helping to establish and maintain asexual intraerythrocytic P. falciparum culture
Maintaining and culturing P. falciparum parasites for structural studies
Assisting with creating P. falciparum parasite lines
Training new lab members
Master's Degree and at least 3 years of experience
Bachelor's degree and at least five years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience.
A strong background and proven track record in one or more of the following areas is preferred: microbiology, molecular biology, tissue culture, protein biochemistry.
Previous experience in CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing and/or culturing blood-stage P. falciparum parasites is highly desired.
A Bachelor's or Master's degree in microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology (or related field)
Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, and excellent attention to detail.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 507532
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