The Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health seeks a Staff Associate to lead NIH funded research focused on the cardiometabolic toxicity of mixed metals exposures in drinking water using transgenic mouse models. Experience in mammalian physiology and laboratory mouse research is desired.
Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Staff Associate will be responsible for carrying out fully planned experiments on the cardiovascular and metabolic toxicity of metals and other water contaminants in mice. They will generate mouse cohorts, maintain, and perform experiments using mouse models and prepare results using strict scientific integrity and recordkeeping. The Staff Associate, under the training and supervision of the Principal Investigator, will maintain colonies of transgenic mice, administer substances to mice, and perform physiological and behavioral testing. They will also be responsible for ordering and maintaining laboratory supplies as the daily upkeep of the laboratory and its resources. The Staff Associate will have major lab leadership and safety responsibilities and will perform other related duties as assigned. This is a NIH-funded research project.
The successful candidate will:
Maintain mouse colonies and lead molecular, physiological, and behavioral experiments in mice and maintain mouse colonies: 50%
Ensure laboratory safety standards, maintain laboratory radioactive materials permit compliance, track and arrange for disposal of hazardous waste, and supervise general laboratory activities and study planning: 20%
Manage laboratory operations through ordering and inventory of supplies, preparing laboratory stocks, and maintaining equipment: 20%
Performs related duties & responsibilities as assigned/requested: 10%
A Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, physics, or a related science or the equivalent in training, education and experience required.
At least two years of relevant experience is required.
Relevant experience could comprise laboratory animal research, and/or animal physiology, cell biology, molecular biology research. A master's degree or graduate training in related a biological or clinical field would meet these requirements.
Graduate training and/or coursework and research training in mammalian anatomy and physiology or toxicology is desired.
Hiring Salary Range: $57,000 - $59,000
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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