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The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York Staff Associate I in New York, New York

The Department of Ophthalmology is seeking a Staff Associate to work in a dynamic experimental genetics' laboratory at Columbia University with duties at the Manhattanville campus. The laboratory focuses on the genetics, pathophysiology, and neurobiology of glaucoma in the context of metabolism and aging.The research associate will gain experience in areas including mammalian genetics, neuroscience, molecular biology, and physiology. The position can be viewed as research internship and stepping-stone to further education or longer term depending on the candidate, with previous incumbents having continued to top medical and PhD programs. Applicant must be a highly motivated, self-starter with preference for proven meticulous laboratory habits. The specific mix of activities will depend on the incumbent with the long-term possibility to learn a variety of experimental techniques. This position is available immediately.For more information about our work visit: *Responsibilities:* Perform tests, experiments, and/or procedures in communication with supervising research scientists.* Clinical assessment of ocular phenotypes of mice including but not limited to intraocular pressure measurement, outflow capacity measurements, anterior chamber examination, retinal photography, electroretinography, and optical coherence tomography.* Characterization of new disease genes and pathways.* Molecular, physiologic, and metabolic techniques to study disease mechanisms.* Image acquisition, processing, and analysis using Image J or other common imaging software.* Assistance with mouse colony maintenance through selecting appropriate mice for mating and weaning.* Must operate and maintain equipment, computers, software programs and research tools in support of the project.* Summarizes, quality checks and initial, basic statistical analyses of experimental data.* Communicates research status and presents generated data at group meetings.* Works within guidelines to generate various types of physiological data. Must master physiological expertise quickly and later apply experimental experience to adapt methods/technology to project needs including giving timely input to the development of new technologies.* Trouble shoots and solves experimental problems, including consultation with other lab members.* Depending on experience, abilities, and interest there is the possibility of additional specific projects. * Requires a bachelor's degree and at least 1 year of related experience or equivalent in education, training, and experience.* Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively in research environment.* Ability to work flexible shifts, which may include occasional weekend work.Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / VeteranPay 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.Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

Minimum Salary: 31200.00 Maximum Salary: 31200.00 Salary Unit: Yearly