Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Staff Research Associate 1 (9613C) - 6512
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The Traxler Lab explores the chemical ecology of interactions between actinomycete bacteria. Collectively, actinomycetes are the single deepest source of medicinal natural products, including antibiotics, antifungals, and anticancer agents. Interactions between actinomycetes involve a remarkably rich chemical repertoire and provide a new approach for discovering novel natural products. The research program incorporate whole-genome transcriptomics and newly developed mass spectrometry techniques to examine the physiology of actinomycete interactions as they relate to natural product biosynthesis and translate these insights into a new platform for natural products discovery.
Ordering materials, chemicals, and consumables through approved campus systems (BearBuy).
Lab safety and administrative oversight.
Lab equipment maintenance and repair oversight.
Lab protocol optimization.
Digital data organization.
Working knowledge of equipment typically used in microbiology/biochemistry laboratories.
Familiarity with typical protocols used in molecular microbiology, and ability to trouble shoot protocols when necessary.
Experience with overseeing office needs associated with conducting micro/molecular biology.
Experience with IT needs associated with web site maintenance and lab management.
Familiarity with or demonstrated ability to learn BearBuy software for supply chain management.
BS or equivalent in biology or IT and/or equivalent experience/training.
Familiarity with actinomycete cultivation.
Salary & Benefits
This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience.
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