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The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine in the Department of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Scientist/Engineer 2.
Field of research this position is engaged in: Chronic and acute pulmonary disease
Purpose of the research project(s) this position supports: This position is responsible for evaluating elements of the host-pathogen interactional and therapeutics in lung infections using animal models of disease and in vitro studies.
Position’s major duties and responsibilities: Under the general direction of the PI, the RS2 participates in extramurally funded research with the goal of evaluating elements of the host-pathogen interaction and therapeutics in lung infections using animal models of disease and in vitro studies.
The RS2 performs meticulous laboratory procedures involving human specimens, established cell lines and mice while working with potentially hazardous bacteria, including select agents that require BSL3 containment.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Laboratory and Surgical Procedures:
Purification, culture and infection of human lung and blood cells
Low and medium throughput DNA, genotyping RNA extraction and expression
Performing ELISA and multiplex cytokine assays
Culture of pathogenic bacteria in liquid and solid media
Aerosol infection of mice
Handling and dissection of mice using sterile technique
Laboratory management and data analysis:
Management of laboratory mouse colony
Maintenance of detailed laboratory records
Data analysis using spreadsheet and graphical software for sponsor reports/presentations/publications
Responsible for inventory and supply chain management
Ensure laboratory safety and compliance records are accurate and current
Research Sponsors/Stakeholders (e.g. NIH, NSF, other schools or research institutions, etc.) NIH, DoD, private foundations
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Bachelor’s Degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, cellular biology, immunology, microbiology, or related field plus a minimum of 2 years' experience
Accurately process/develop protein biomarker assays and human sample processing
Apply basic statistical analysis, produce graphs, and develop preliminary conclusions and experimental plans
Facility with Microsoft Office suite and GraphPad Prism
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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