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The position primarily consists of, but is not exclusive to, completing the following tasks:
Preparation of media and reagents.
Transferring microbial cultures on a daily basis.
Sampling, preservation, and archiving of microbial cultures.
Infection assays for bacteria and phage.
Flow-cytometry and real-time PCR.
Preparing DNA libraries for sequencing.
High school diploma or GED.
Experience in principles, practices, and procedures of laboratory testing and safety, especially sterile technique, basic microbiological methods, and molecular biology. Comfortable using computers to document protocols and maintain accurate databases. Good communication skills including the ability to exchange information with mentors.
Experience with bacterial and/or phage genetics and managing large experiments.
Working Conditions / Demands
Our lab is setting up a short-term evolution experiment using populations of bacteria and bacteriophages. Approximately 30 populations need to be transferred and sampled every day, including weekends, for a limited period. Following that, acquired samples will be analyzed using a variety of techniques.
$18.00 per hour
Salary Plan: HR
Salary Grade: HR
Job Function: Temporary Hourly
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