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The Department of Immunology is recruiting for a Research Scientist/Engineer 2.
The Research Scientist/Engineer 2 occupying this position will, under general guidance from the principal investigator, perform virologic and immunologic research in an immunology laboratory. This work will be focused on assessing the virus/host interactions that control innate immunity and the outcome of infection by RNA viruses.
RESPONSIBILITIES: •Performs established virologic and immunologic assays, while also using judgement to make minor modifications to optimize the execution of specific research projects. •Produces virus stocks and conducts quality assurance analysis of each stock. •Optimize and perform complex immunologic and antiviral assays in vitro tissue culture systems. •Develop extensions of existing methods and protocols. •Perform molecular biology techniques including PCR analysis, western blotting, qRT-PCR, and cDNA cloning. •Organize and record data; detailed and meticulous record keeping and reporting are required. •Assist laboratory members with experiments. •Strong organizational abilities with a keen ability to work to achieve deadlines and specified milestones. •Perform routine data analysis and assist in the quality control of data. •Ability to work in a team and collaborative environment. •Willingness to quickly change direction and priorities based on a rapidly evolving research program. •Participate in laboratory meetings. •Perform related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: •Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related field with two years of relevant experience •Effectively knows and uses the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of a particular field of specialization •Continues development of technical expertise and knowledge through experience and application •Must be able to work independently and have a strong attention for detail •Must be highly motivated with excellent time management skills; ability to organize and maintain accurate records •Experience using EXCEL, PowerPoint •The ability to work in a team environment and laboratory setting
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: •Laboratory experience in similar settings
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