The Senior NEIDL Core Technologist is a highly trained research specialist with 10 years or more of diverse experience. The individual works with NEIDL investigators to plan and execute core support activities for active research programs using a broad range of instrumentation and techniques across several disciplines. The technologist also performs maintenance functions within the cores, including equipment standardization and maintenance, validation of incoming master stocks and creation of working stocks of biological agents and reagents used in the cores, and record keeping. The individual also will be required to train others in core activities over time. As this person will work in a maximum containment (BSL-4) laboratory, s/he is subject to a host of compliance requirements including, but not limited to, medical surveillance, security risk assessment for access to select agents, institutional biosafety requirements, and any additional didactic and hands on trainings as necessary to carry out the functions of the position. The technologist reports to the Core Directors and the Director or Associate Director, NEIDL, with responsibility for the BSL-4 activities. The technologist works closely with these individuals to resolve issues in core operations and to improve the overall functions of the cores.
Masters degree required with at least 10 years of diverse experience in biological laboratory settings, including working with infectious agents. The person must have working knowledge of regulatory and procedural requirements for working with infectious agents and be trained in, or willing to be trained in, BSL-4 practices, and be able to successfully complete all ROHP and security clearances. Additional experience/expertise may substitute for the master’s level degree.
Boston University - 18 months ago