Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
This position will assist the lab of Principal Investigator within the Wells Center for Pediatric Research, Center Infectious Diseases and Global Health. This position is responsible for the organization and maintenance of lab based in the US that conducts investigative research related to malaria-gut microbiota interactions, malaria immunology, and the pathogenesis of severe malaria. Research profile of the lab includes the murine model of malaria, mouse husbandry, gnotobiotic work, flow cytometry, immunology assays, and gut microbiota analyses.
Primary Responsibilities Include:
Conducting lab experiments and writing up findings
Ordering and maintaining laboratory supplies and equipment
Maintaining lab databases using STATA, and/or R. Keeping samples organized. Regularly using excel and/or Filemaker for organization.
Orienting students to lab; providing guidance to students in lab, monitoring day to day activities and experiments of new lab members
REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree in Science.
An interest in global public health research. Ability to learn quickly, function independently, and communicate – in person, via email, and phone. Candidate should be able and willing to deal with administrative matters regularly. Organizational skills are key to this position. In addition, some hands-on laboratory experience; ability to conduct and problem-solve experimental protocols; ability to interpret experimental results; and knowledge and familiarity with immunological laboratory techniques and equipment.
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.