Research Assistant
Portland VA Research Foundation - Portland, OR

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Position: Virology Research Assistant Term of Service: 12 mo/full timeLevel: Annual salary $35,000 plus benefitsDUTIESPosition available for analysis of genetic alterations related to drug resistance in human cytomegaloviru

s. Primary responsibility is viral cell culture propagation, growth and drug susceptibility assays. Assist in construction and genetic characterization of recombinant viruses to determine phenotypes of specific mutations. Maintenance of specimen and sequence databases.
Defined level of responsibility for position: Receives weekly supervision in performing experiments. Collects and analyzes data, prepares reports. Innovation and problem solving required. Provides some experiment design. Occasional evening and weekend involvement in conducting ongoing experiments. Participate in required laboratory and bio-safety training.

QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or microbiology and research laboratory with documented experience in cell culture sterile technique, molecular cloning, genetics and proteomics. Ability to operate standard molecular biology equipment. Evidence of sustained and meaningful involvement in ongoing relevant research project is preferred.
HOW TO APPLY
Visit our website at www.pvarf.org to apply.

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