Research Technician - Infectious Disease %26 Global Health
Location: Grafton, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 21001864
Research Technician - Infectious Disease & Global Health - (21001864)
This is a grant funded position. The funding for this position is for two years.
The Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health combines expertise in basic and applied infectious disease research, public health, wildlife medicine and conservation. The alignment of these areas promotes cross-disciplinary research that is important to the mission of the Department to improve human, animal and ecosystem health.
The position involves working in a BSL2, BSL3, and ABSL2 and ABSL3 on mycobacterial organisms including Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a research laboratory setting; at the computer recording, processing and analyzing data; and with research subjects. The primary activities in the laboratory include DNA extraction, DNA cloning, PCR, bacterial transformations, and other microbiological techniques. The applicant will also learn and run immunological assays, including flow cytometry, immunofluorescence assays, cell culture and similar methods. The individual will be expected to take on new and/or additional duties as skills improve and laboratory needs change. The applicant should be well organized, capable of meticulous data entry, able to follow established research protocols and trouble shoot wet lab procedures. Motivation to learn new laboratory and computational methods, and to contribute to the success of the research is expected. The position requires a college degree in biological sciences, animal sciences, biotechnology, molecular biology or related field.
Bachelor's Degree preferably in biological sciences or related field and up to one year related experience. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel. Valid US Drivers License. Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. with or without accommodation.
Research lab experience preferred.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Some brief evening and weekend work may be requested where it can be accommodated.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
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