Preparation of blood and tissue samples from non-human primates on SIV studies for nucleic acid extraction ( DNA , total RNA for microRNA analysis) and various other molecular biology procedures, flow cytometric analysis, immunologic/virology testing and for archiving tissue in freezers for multiple AIDS -related research projects.
Ability to perform meticulous laboratory work with careful attention to detail. Capacity to work with infectious agents, blood, biohazardous tissues, and chemical in a safe and conscientious manner
Strong communication skills and ability to work well with others
Knowledge of various software programs (including presentation packages, spreadsheets and advanced word processing).
Organizational skills required.
Experience with cell and tissue culture techniques.
Familiarity with aseptic techniques used in cell culture.
Experience with microscopy, flow cytometry, ficoll separation of blood components.
Proficiency with common laboratory equipment.
Minimum Required Education
Knowledge of aseptic techniques used in cell culture.
Experience with cell culture techniques.
Experience with blood cell isolation, usages of microscopy and common laboratory equipment.
Knowledge of various software programs (including presentation packages, excel and advanced word processing).
Position Description 2
Financial Responsibility: No
Supervisory Responsibility: No
Is this position at risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens? Yes
Is this position at risk of exposure to Tuberculosis? No