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The Goo Lab within the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division is seeking an outstanding Research Technician I/II to perform lab management duties as well as experiments to characterize the role of antibodies in flavivirus immunity and pathogenesis. By using multi-disciplinary tools (virology, immunology, epidemiology, molecular biology, genomics, gene editing, and biochemistry), our ultimate goal is to inform vaccine design and discover drug targets.
Culture, maintenance and transfection of mammalian cell lines and/or primary cells
Virus production, purification, and titering
Viral infection and inhibition assays and measurements using flow cytometry and qPCR
Cloning, PCR and other molecular biology protocols
Protein expression, purification, and analysis
Nucleic acid extraction and NGS library preparation
Data analysis, careful documentation, oral and written communication of experimental results
Ordering, maintaining, and generating inventory of lab reagents and equipment
Assist in preparing and maintaining SOPs and biosafety documents
Other duties as assigned
BS or MS with 2+ years of rigorous laboratory experience (experiment design, execution, optimization, troubleshooting, data analysis)
Extensive experience in mammalian cell culture and molecular biology techniques such as PCR, cloning, and nucleic acid extraction
Willingness to work with clinical specimens and biohazardous/infectious agents (BSL2/BSL2+)
Exceptional organizational and communication skills
Highly detail oriented and self-motivated
Ability to show initiative, learn quickly, and work independently and responsibly in a collaborative environment
Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the following areas:
Basic knowledge of programming language (Python, R, etc.)
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