The W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology seeks a Research Technologist. This position is available immediately to participate in clinical and basic research studies on SARS-CoV2 and influenza viruses. This position will involve performing serological assays with instruction and laboratory protocols. This person will be responsible for assisting with viral antigen isolation and characterization, acquisition of human samples, and processing of samples using standard serological assays, including but not limited to ELISAs and microneutralization assays. The Research Technologist will assist in organizing laboratory protocols as well as prepare, test, and maintain standard laboratory equipment. Training other users in common equipment operations and routine lab procedures may be required.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
This position will involve performing serological assays with instruction and laboratory protocols.
This person will be responsible for assisting with viral antigen isolation and characterization, acquisition of human samples, and processing of samples using standard serological assays, including but not limited to ELISAs and microneutralization assays.
Will assist in organizing laboratory protocols as well as prepare, test, and maintain standard laboratory equipment.
Training other users in common equipment operations and routine lab procedures may be required.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or related field.
1-2 years of wet laboratory experience.
Some post-undergraduate lab experience, including basic wet lab skills, e.g., PCR, ELISA-based assays, and cell culture, are preferred but not necessary.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Working knowledge of basic molecular biology techniques.
Experience with immunology and serology assays; experience with handling viruses.
This person will be asked to perform and document experiments, coordinate laboratory shifts equipment schedules in the context of social distancing, organize laboratory working areas and supplies, order laboratory supplies; and provide routine maintenance of equipment.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $15 - $19.44/hr (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 40hrs, Mon - Fri Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Public Health Department name: W Harry Feinstone Dpt Molec Mblgy Imlgy Personnel area: School of Public Health
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