Staff Associate II in the Columbia Stem Cell Initiative
Location: New York, NY
Internal Number: 117146
The Columbia Stem Cell Initiative (CSCI), Stem Cell Core is seeking a Staff Associate II to work under general supervision of the CSCI Stem Cell Core Director, the Staff Associate II carries out independently the daily activities of the core facility.
The Stem Cell Core team helps users take advantage of up-to-date resources in the stem cell field in a timely and cost-efficient way. We work on iPSC derivation, differentiation into various progenies and gene editing using CRISPR-Cas9. Please find more information on CSCI and the Stem Cell Core here:
Derives fibroblasts from skin biopsies and PBMC from blood samples.
Derives, maintains and distributes induced pluripotent stem cell lines.
Characterizes new lines by standard molecular biological techniques (including DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, qPCR), by immunophenotypic analysis (including immunostaining and flow cytometry) and by functional assays (in vitro differentiation).
Performs quality control of cell lines, including microbiological screening.
Performs differentiation of iPSC into various progenies.
Performs gene editing services, including CRISPR-Cas9 mediated genome modification of iPSCs.
Instructs others in tissue culture techniques for iPSC maintenance/differentiation and gene editing.
Assist in the organization and teaching of training workshops for researchers interested in learning techniques relevant to iPSC derivation, culture, differentiation and gene editing.
Performs laboratory maintenance and management, including maintaining and cleaning equipment, interfacing with vendors.
Maintains accurate records.
Some weekend flexibility will be required.
Requires a Bachelor's degree
4 years of experience
Excellent expertise in gene-editing techniques in pluripotent stem cells.
Previous experience with human pluripotent stem cells is required.
Able to analyze and interpret data and communicate results effectively.
Exceptional organizational and record keeping skills and excellent attention to detail are an essential component of this position.
Ability to work proactively and in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.
Computer experience is necessary.
Salary Range: $58,500-$65,000
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
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.