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Staff Associate I in the Department of Systems Biology


Columbia University Department of Systems Biology

Job Location

Irving Cancer Research Center, 1130 St. Nicholas Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10032
United States


Salary Range or Pay Grade $60,000-$62,000

Job Description

Seeking a Staff Associate I in the Single Cell Analysis Core (website:…) who will primarily prepare sequencing libraries beginning with project design through loading the sequencer, including any troubleshooting. The Staff Associate I will pilot new techniques for the core as needed,and will perform experiments on a weekly schedule as assigned by supervisor. The Staff Associate I will be expected to run most Single Cell experiments without supervision, but expected to check with Director if we receive a more difficult sample (about 10-20% of experiments wind up in this category).

Responsibilities and duties:

Knowledge and understanding of the field of genomics, in particular how the field supports the broader research of the Columbia scientific community. A special focus on single cell techniques. Interact daily with researchers to provide technical expertise. 30%
Apply analytical skills to help problem-solve with other staff associates and the Director. 10%
Works independently to design and execute projects with minimal supervision. Expected to show a medium level of initiative and independent judgement. 10%
Required to implement established protocols to support projects, using a comprehensive understanding of research techniques, software and instruments. 30%
Assist collaboratively research groups, explain complex information. Contributing in preparation of publications (manuscripts, funding proposals). 20%


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in biology or related field.
1 year of related experience
Knowledge of pipetting techniques, running enzymatic reactions, documentation and sample tracking.

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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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