This Laboratory Specialist position will be in a laboratory within the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine. This position will facilitate the day-to-day activities related to multiple research projects in an infectious disease laboratory performing basic and translational research on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the cause of AIDS. The goal of the research is to improve the treatment and outcome of patients with HIV infection and AIDS worldwide. The position will involve performing complex cellular and molecular virological assays aimed at curing HIV-1. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, cell isolations, advanced toxicity evaluations, and ex vivo evaluations from patient cells. Incumbent's research will be directed by the laboratory manager.
Incumbent will also perform administrative duties such as, ordering of laboratory supplies, filing of paperwork, maintaining an inventory of laboratory supplies in order to ensure the functionality of laboratory operations.
Hiring Range: $23,868.00 - $37,752.00
Education Required: Baccalaureate
Overall Related Experience Level Required: 2-3 years experience
Additional Education And/or Experience Essential To the Position: A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required. A background in microbiology or virology, either classroom or direct experience is preferred
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