Research Technologist will assist the Center for Tuberculosis Research in studies evaluating new drugs and drug combinations in in vitro and mouse models of mycobacterial lung infection. Under direct supervision, the individual will be assigned projects for step-wise assessment of microbiologic efficacy, drug pharmacokinetics and drug resistance.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
This description is a general statement of required duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.
Coordinate and actively participate in conduct of in vitro and animal experiments to evaluate new drug candidates
Collect, organize and analyze experimental data
Assist in the cultivation of pathogenic bacteria such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacteria
Responsibly handle bio-hazardous material under Biosafety Level 2 and Biosafety Level 3 conditions
Infect animals through the aerosol route using designated equipment.
Administer antibiotics or other anti-infectives to mice using injection or oral gavage routes
Perform necropsies on mice to collect infected organs (primarily lungs) for culture and/or genetic analyses
Perform drug susceptibility testing and mutational analysis on bacterial isolates
Interact with faculty, lab and administrative staff, students, postdoctoral fellows, and outside vendors.
Meet weekly with the PI and selected staff to review recent data, troubleshoot current experiments, review new experimental protocols and prioritize new experiments
Maintain records of attendance at regulatory/training sessions (e.g., biohazard, radiation safety, HIPPA, etc)
Monitor inventory levels and proper storage of materials and supplies
Maintain lab supplies, purchases, and forward paperwork to admin staff
Demonstrate organization, curiosity, problem solving, resourcefulness, and flexibility
Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in biology, chemistry, or related field required
Some related post-undergraduate education and/or relevant work experience preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledgeable in Word, Excel, Powerpoint. Experience in bioinformatics and website development and maintenance preferred.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Working Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44; Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday; 9:00am-5:30pm; Up to 40 hours per week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002813-SOM DOM Infectious Disease Personnel area: School of Medicine
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