JOBSUMMARY/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Under the direction of an assignedsupervisor, this position performs a broad range of experimental proceduresconsisting of collecting and logging experimental data, working at BSL3 andABSL3, and experimenting with mice and tissues that have antivirals.
Assists with the efficacy of experiments conducted in mice with viruses, collection of tissues and endpoint analyses, virus isolation, and sequencing of viruses.
Creates 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.
Measures and explores the response of viruses/viral proteins to antiviral drugs and 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.
Completes data analysis, including statistical analysis and prepare reports.
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 and maintains inventory of supplies and reagents needed to perform scientific experiments.
Monitors budget for supplies.
Performs general laboratory housekeeping and lab maintenance tasks.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 205948
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