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    Opportunity: Staff Associate III @ Columbia University -- New York, NY (US)
    Submitted by VPS HR; posted on Thursday, September 30, 2021


    The Staff Associate III will be a part of the Wang Lab at Columbia University Medical Center, and will work under the supervision of the principal investigator (PI) and in collaboration with others in the laboratory in the area of systems and synthetic biology and microbiome research. The goal of the research is to develop methods to engineer the mammalian gut microflora to improve health and fight disease. The Staff Associate III should possess at least four years of prior laboratory experience and a solid knowledge of molecular biology, bacterial culturing techniques (anaerobic and aerobic), and recombinant DNA protocols (PCR, transformation, cloning).


    The Staff Associate III will assist in ongoing research projects in the lab and help perform laboratory experiments as needed. These research activities may include molecular, cellular, and animal experiments. In addition, they will coordinate research efforts, organize intra-lab group meetings, project planning and budgeting, assist in grant writing, and help oversee timely completion of research activities by other lab members. They will meet with the PI on a regular basis to coordinate these activities and update the PI on status of various projects and discuss any potential issues that may arise.

    The Staff Associate III will work independently on routine work and receive instruction on new assignments. The position requires technical proficiency necessary for achieving precise and consistent results. Ability to accurately record data and keep a very neat, well organized and up-to-date notebook is essential.

    The Staff Associate III will carry out responsibilities to manage general laboratory resources and equipment, maintain laboratory organization, (i.e., databases, reagent inventory, protocols, laboratory space), ordering and acquisition of laboratory reagents and equipment to support research needs, and participate in organizational and budgetary planning meetings, as appropriate. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and both written and oral communication skills are required.


    • Bachelor's degree in biology, biochemistry or related field
    • At least four (4) years professional experience
    • Must have prior research experience in working with mice.


    • Master's or higher degree in biology, biochemistry or related field


    Continuing Appointment Type


    New York, NY USA


    Commensurate with experience.


    All interested applicants must apply on the Columbia's Careers website at


    Open until filled.


    Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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