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The Department of Bioengineering has an outstanding opportunity for a Temporary Research Scientist Engineer 1.
The position applies knowledge and skills of molecular biology aseptic techniques to generate reagents kit for OLA-Simple HIV drug resistance tests for on-site validation in Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Mexico. Specific duties include: - Set up PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR, qRTPCR, ligation reactions. - Lyophilize reagents. - Perform quality control of reagents. - Manufacture lateral flow tests. - Establish documentation and QC records. - Package the kits into the desired format. - Participate in lab meetings and update Principal Investigator and other project leaders about the progress of the study. - Follow established protocols and policies for safe and efficient conduct of research. - Perform related duties as assigned by the supervisor.
•Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Cell biology, Bioengineering, or related field. •One to three years of experience required with a minimum of one-year job-related experience in a research setting •Ready to acquire technical expertise and knowledge. •Knows fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of area of specialization. •Ability to apply fundamental concepts of molecular biology aseptic techniques. •Proficiency in performing molecular biology aseptic techniques. •Demonstrated attention to details, record keeping, and good organization.
•Experience applying the fundamental concepts of PCR, RT-PCR. •Demonstrated knowledge of ELISA. •Experience working with lateral flow tests.
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