JOBSUMMARY/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: The Senior Research Assistantperforms a broad range of biological tests and procedures using standardscientific techniques and methods; and recording, analyzing and reportingresults for in vitro and in vivo studies testing antivirals against the New WorldAlphaviruses at BSL3 and ABSL3.
Provides support of efficacy experiments conducted in mice with viruses, collection of tissues and endpoint analyses, virus isolation and isolation and sequencing of viruses.
Develops and executes assays to measure and detect viral replication in cell lines and animal tissues and/or fluids.
Designs, optimizes and/or validates all assays using appropriate instrumentation.
Utilizes MS Office Suite Products and statistical analysis tools to analyze and present data.
Measures the response of viruses or viral proteins to antiviral drugs. Explores the response of other pathogens of interest to antiviral drugs. Supports all aspects of in vitro or animal studies of pathogens for life history drug studies.
Builds and/or obtains the reagents and technical approaches required for the work.
Publishes and presents data in papers and at internal/external meetings.
Develops protocols and/or Standard Operating Procedures for all techniques utilized if required.
Manages equipment service inspections and equipment validation process. Maintains inventory of supplies and reagents needed to perform scientific experiments.
Performs general laboratory housekeeping tasks.
Monitors budget for supplies.
Completes data analysis, including statistical analysis and prepare reports.
Performs other duties as otherwise assigned.
Internal Number: 200786
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