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The Department of Microbiology has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist – Assistant.
This position is identified to support a laboratory at the Department of Microbiology. The Research Scientist - Assistant will perform a variety of routine tasks and is expected to solve well-defined problems using accepted and newly developed methods and techniques. The Research Scientist -Assistant will conduct experiments and tests in the field of microbiology and/or in microscopy technique development. This will include making measurements and recording data, which will be used in reports and publications. The Research Scientist - Assistant is also expected to participate in regular laboratory meetings and events.
Under general direction of the Principal Investigator, the Research Scientist-Assistant will maintain a mouse colony, perform experiments on understanding how bacteria successfully colonize eukaryotic hosts and how the immune response effectively eliminates bacterial infections.
The primary job functions are to perform laboratory procedures in the execution of specific research projects. Experimental techniques to be performed will include: •Maintain a breeding colony of mice under specific-pathogen-free conditions, including weaning, ear tagging, genotyping, and updating the mouse census •Basic molecular biology, including DNA preparation and PCR •Cell culture •Perform experimental procedures on mice, including bacterial infection, cell/tissue isolation, and bleeding •Multicolor flow cytometry •Organize and analyze research data •Assist laboratory members with experiments •Prepare laboratory reagents •Restock laboratory supplies •Participate in laboratory meetings •Perform related duties as required
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS •Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, microbiology, biochemistry, or related field. •At least six months of experience in one or more of these areas: laboratory mice, imaging, basic cellular biology, molecular biology or flow cytometry. •Excellent organizational, quantitative, computational and record-keeping skills, •Attention to detail. •Ability to work within a team environment. •Willingness to work with laboratory mice. •Ability to work independently.
DESIRED REQUIREMENTS •One year or more of experience in at least one of these areas: laboratory mice, imaging, basic cellular biology, molecular biology or flow cytometry.
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