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The Department of Immunology has grown to include 35 faculty, ~30 graduate students and more than 70 post-doctoral trainees. We are a strongly interactive group and share the view that the immune system provides an unparalleled platform from which to study processes common to all of mammalian biology; processes unique to host defense, and processes of clear and immediate importance to the understanding and amelioration of human disease.
The Department of Immunology has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist Assistant . The employee occupying this position will assist in virologic and immunologic research in an immunology laboratory. The lab is focused on understanding innate immunity to virus replication and infection outcome. The individual in this position will report to the laboratory manager in the Department of Immunology. The primary job functions are:
execution of specific research projects.
- Maintain all general use stock solutions for the lab.
- Prepare tissue culture media stocks.
- Perform monthly inventory on all laboratory consumables.
- Perform established virologic and immunologic assays in the
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- Perform western blotting, plasmid preps, RT-PCR experiments.
- Organize and record data.
- Assist laboratory members with experiments.
- Monitor the daily functions of the laboratory as a whole.
- Participate in laboratory meetings.
- Perform related duties as required.
Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related field or equivalent education/experience. At least one year of experience with molecular biology techniques including western blotting: cDNA cloning; and qRT-PCR.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
Must be highly motivated with excellent time management skills; ability to organize and maintain accurate records; experience using EXCEL; attentive to details; and the ability to work in a team environment and laboratory setting.
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