Research lab in Microbiology-Immunology seeks qualified Research Technologist 2 to perform microbial, biochemical and cell biological studies on the function of a bacterial toxin protein that inhibits cell growth and inflammation. Future studies will likely involve testing the protein for inhibition of infection in animals. Includes some duties in lab management as assigned by Research Lab Manager.
Please note: The job will require working directly with a pathogen known to have enhance infectivity in persons with liver disease or immunodeficiency and is not recommended for persons with these underlying conditions.
Following protocols, designs, sets-up and conducts basic experiments.
Analyzes and troubleshoots protocols and data obtained from individual experiments and recommends alternatives and suggestions to improve processes, validity and/or accuracy.
Maintains detailed records of results, which may include collecting, extracting & entering data.
Manipulates, interprets &/or presents results.
Prepares charts & graphs for presentations & publications.
Performs scientific literature searches in support of research.
Completes portions of grant applications, manuscripts & publications.
Tracks & summarizes lab supply expenses.
Verifies accuracy of invoices.
Orders &/or maintains inventory of reagent, mice &/or lab supplies.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a scientific major or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Demonstrated laboratory experience;
Demonstrated ability to follow detailed instructions as required by research protocols;
Demonstrated computer skills, including spreadsheets and basic computations;
Attention to detail and accurate record keeping to online notebook;
Ability to work independently and in a team environment;
Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, or related fields
Research experience from undergraduate research or prior technician experience
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Excellent communications skills to work within a team project
Prior experience working with animals particularly conducting animal infection experiments
Prior experience working with cells in culture and purified proteins for purposes of biochemical assay
Experience working with Biological Safety Level 2 microorganisms
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