The Department of Pathology and Cell Biology is seeking a qualified technician to join the Immunogenetics and Cellular Immunology / HLA Lab. The technologist must be able to perform molecular HLA typing using SSP and/or rSSO Luminxed-based method; and be able to analyze the results of the clinical specimen; and assign HLA class I and class II antigens and/or alleles.
Technologist must be able to perform serum screening of anti-HLA antibodies by CDC and Luminex-based SPA.
Technologist must be able to perform cross-matching by both CDC and FCXM.
Technologist is required to serve on-call coverage for deceased donor cross-matching upon completion of training. For deceased donor cross-matching, technologist must be capable to make independent judgment with minimal supervision.
Maintains equipment and records; performs quality control and quality assurance activities; performs miscellaneous functions required to maintain smooth operation of the department such as clerical duties, reagent preparation and inventory control activities.
Capable to visually differentiate color contrast of cell viability using inverted fluorescent microscopy.
Bachelor's degree or at least one and one-half years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience
A minimum two years of experience in histocompatibility.
NY State clinical laboratory technologist 'CLT' license is a plus, but laboratory will train/sponsor otherwise.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to use good problem solving techniques.
Advanced organizational and analytical skills.
Team-oriented and results-driven
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 501875
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