Research Technician - Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine - (21001256)
This is a limited term position ending August 30, 2022. This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.
Members of the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology are actively engaged in research on fundamental and medically related problems in microbiology and molecular genetics. Active projects include studies of the genetics and biochemistry of bacterial, fungal, and viral pathogens, and their interaction with host cells, the mode of action of antibiotics and drug resistance, the intracellular organization of bacteria, mechanisms of gene regulation, mechanisms of virus entry, gene expression, replication and assembly.
Under close supervision of Principal Investigator, conducts a variety of routine experiments following established procedures and protocols, which may include performing assays, tissue culture, electrophoresis, and other laboratory techniques. May also record test results, analyze data using basic statistics, maintain laboratory equipment and supplies, and monitor animal colonies.
Bachelor's degree in science with up to 1 year laboratory experience.
Familiarity with basic laboratory techniques and procedures, but biochemistry experience with protein purifications using HPLC and protein-protein interaction techniques is preferred.
Experience with molecular cloning techniques, protein purification, anaerobic culture, fluorescence microscopy, and/or standard microbiology is highly desirable.
The individual must be self-motivated, possess analytical skills and be vested in the scientific endeavor.
The position requires someone who is reliable, conscientious, systematic, organized, willing to learn, and works well with others.
Commitment to diversity and inclusion required.
Special Work Schedule Requirements: The nature of the experiments will require some hours in the evenings and on weekends.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
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