Laboratory Coordinator
Columbia University - New York, NY

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7538- PAT Pathology


Medical Center

Job Type

Officer Full-Time Regular

Bargaining Unit

If temporary, indicate duration

Hours Per Week


Job Family

Research Support (Laboratory and Non-Laboratory)

Salary Grade

Officer 103

Salary Range

Commensurate with experience

Advertised Summary Job Description

Will perform oligonucleotide microarray analysis, PCR and various other cytogenetic laboratory techniques including; cell culture, and harvesting. Perform DNA extractions and purification from tissue, blood and other body fluids specimens. Prepare simple stock solutions, buffers and media. Assist in data collection and analysis. Provide quality control for all laboratory procedures. Assist in the maintenance of laboratory equipment and supplies. Carry out standard procedures of protocols. Computer data entry. Performs/assists in any other related duties necessary to the functioning of the laboratory. The incumbent is expected to work efficiently and should be able to determine the most effective use of time, such as overlapping procedures, organizing an individual work schedule, and setting priorities in order to meet required turn-around times (TAT) for case completion. He/she should also determine, according to established guidelines, proper methods necessary for specimen processing and analysis. Under the direction of the Laboratory Directors, the incumbent is responsible for all technical aspects, including maintenance and diagnostics of equipment ( GC-MS, HPLC-MS/MS evaporators, Nitrogen tanks, centrifuges and laboratory-specific IT ). Performance of tests on clinical samples received in the biochemical genetics lab as needed. Development and implementation of new methodology. Implementation of tailored IT solutions data analysis and preparation of developed tests for state approval. Has responsibility for instrument troubleshooting in the event of quality control failure. Follows all policies and procedures for a safe work place as outlined in the various safety and regulatory manuals and enforces these policies with the staff. Monitors instrument maintenance programs. Acts as a resource in resolving IT problems in the laboratory and designs custom IT solutions. Directs and actively handles the evaluation of new equipment, reagents and methodologies. Responds to telephone requests for assistance. Interfaces with other Hospital departments as needed. Gives in-service training sessions at weekly laboratory staff meetings. Reviews daily test data for presentation to the supervisor or laboratory director. Performs as a Medical Technologists as required The incumbent will also perform other duties as assigned. Weekend hours may occasionally be necessary. The candidate must be authorized or licensed to practice as a clinical laboratory technologist/technician according to New York State licensure requirements. To find out more information, go to:

Minimum Qualifications for Grade Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Requires a bachelor's degree and at least 2 years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience. Must be authorized or licensed to practice as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist/Technician or be eligible to apply for NYS Clinical Technician Licensure. NYS Clinical Laboratory license required; go to NYS website to review requirements and applications: http//

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Must possess a theoretical understanding of clinical cytogenetics, Cytogenomic microarrays, FISH, and other laboratory techniques including cell culture, G-banding and whole genome amplification. Must be available to attend out-of-lab discussions and presentations, and must work well in a group environment. Requires strong communication skills, both written and oral.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of CAP, JCAHO, NYS and Federal regulations and recommendations is preferred.

Special Instructions

Special Indications This position works with:
Bloodborne pathogens Formaldehyde/Xylene

HIPAA Compliance training required


Participation in Medical Surveillance required


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