The duties for this position will include: 60% Laboratory research - the successful candidate will work as a team member in the Baughn lab to help with execution of the aims of an existing research project. This work will include conducting Tn-seq and RNA-seq experiments to determine relative fitness and responses of M. tuberculosis strains exposed to lead compounds, generation and characterization of specific mutant strains under in vitro and in vivo conditions, conduct animal infections and use oral gavage to administer drug candidates to determine efficacy, conduct antimicrobial drug susceptibility testing, perform various biochemical assays. This position will also involve training of new laboratory personnel and record keeping of all experiments conducted and data obtained.
20% Scholarly activity - the successful candidate will work together with Dr. Baughn in the preparation of annual research reports, applications for research funding and manuscripts to publish research findings.
10% Administrative work - to include ordering of laboratory supplies, and maintenance of laboratory databases and laboratory safety records
10% Basic laboratory maintenance - to include common reagent preparation, set up and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials
A Bachelor's degree in the Biological Sciences, or a combination of related education and experience to equal four (4) years
Minimum of six months of laboratory experience working with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, M. bovis or related organisms.
Preference will be given to individuals with experience in mycobacterial genetics, bacterial physiology and drug susceptibility testing.
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