This position is in a basic research laboratory where the individual will perform experiments working specifically on human and animal influenza viruses by following common protocols or with instruction. The individual will be responsible for isolating influenza viruses from clinical samples, characterizing virus replication and fitness, using primary respiratory epithelial cell cultures and cloning viral genes. In addition, the position will increase its own skill base and knowledge of lab research as it entails training to work in a BSL3 laboratory environment. The Research Technologist will assist in organizing laboratory protocols as well as prepare, test, and maintain standard laboratory equipment. Training other users in common equipment operations and routine lab procedures may be required.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Perform and document experiments; Coordinate common equipment schedules; Organize laboratory working areas and supplies; Ordering of laboratory supplies; routine maintenance of equipment.
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
Bachelor's degree in biology, microbiology or related field
Working knowledge of basic molecular biology techniques.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Experience with mammalian cell culture; experience with handling viruses; immunofluorescence microscopy; flow cytometry.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Working Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: $14.00 - $19.25 /Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday / 40.0 Hours/Week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001154-W Harry Feinstone Dpt Molec Mblgy Imlgy Personnel area: School of Public Health
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