The Shawber laboratory in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology is recruiting a Staff Associate II or Staff Associate III for a currently open position. We are seeking an outstanding, self-motivated staff scientist to join our energetic, collaborative, and goal-oriented team that studies blood and lymphatic development and congenital vascular disorders. We use a combination of conditional transgenic mouse models, in vitro cell culture systems, and xenograft models to understand the genes that function in the blood and lymphatic vasculature and the genetic causes of congenital vascular anomalies. Interested individuals must be able to multitask and work independently. Those with a background in molecular biology, developmental biology, vascular biology, and/or molecular genetics are encouraged to apply. The Shawber lab is currently supported by the NIH, DOD, and Foundations.
Specific skills for Staff Associate II (SAII) or Staff Associate III (SAIII):
Functional Knowledge –
SAII: Research subject specifically within own function
SAIII: Understanding of how functions inter-relate and support the broader research
Problem Solving –
SAII: Moderately complex situations, experimental problem solving based on education/experience
SAIII: Strong analytical skills to solve complex problems and develop new protocols based on education/experience and analysis of multiple sources
Decision Making/Autonomy –
SAII: Carries out research projects with limited PI supervision both collaboratively and independently
SAIII: Works independently under minimal supervision on complex assignments that require a high degree of initiative and independent judgment
Technical Expertise –
SAII: Ability to perform research methods once trained
SAIII: Broad understanding of research techniques, software and instruments used in project
SAII: Summarizes and explains information to others and contribute to publications
SAIII: Ability to translate information to general terms and help others understand impact of the information; assists PI in preparation of publications, including funding proposals, manuscripts, and other research-oriented documentation
At Columbia University Medical Center, we stand together because diverse experiences, perspective, and values enrich every dimension of our work. Join our team and see how your unique skills and experiences can create a real impact by changing lives.
Isolation/characterization of human primary endothelial cells
Conduct DNA, RNA and protein extractions from cells and tissues
Conduct bacteria transformation and plasmid isolation
Oversee lab data management
Perform, document, and analyze qRT-PCR, FACs, ELISAs, Western blotting and immunofluorescence/immunohistochemical staining.
Maintain and request repair services for equipment
Maintenance and ordering laboratory supplies
Documentation of reagents, supplies, cells, and specimens
Oversee and train junior lab members
Support research of senior lab members
Perform related duties necessary for the laboratory/research projects
Bachelor's degree in life sciences and 4 years experience (SAII)/4-6 years (SAIII)
Molecular Biology background
Experience handling mice and maintaining colony
Ability to manage and analyze complex research projects
Strong analytic, organizational, and time management skills
Experience working independently in a Basic Science Laboratory
A Master's degree in biology or related science
Experience primary cell isolation/culturing and microbiology techniques
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is dedicated to the goal of building a multicultural faculty and staff committed to teaching, working and serving in a diverse community, and strongly encourages applications from candidates of traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.
We are continuously seeking to recruit individuals who will enhance the diversity of our workplace and the effectiveness of our organization.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Pay Transparency Disclosure
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.
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