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The Microbiology Department has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer - Assistant.
Research in the Mitchell lab is focused on understanding basic principles that govern host-pathogen interactions that influence host immunity and pathogenesis. We are particularly interested in molecular innovations born from host-pathogen evolutionary ‘arms races.’ We combine approaches from evolution, genetics, biochemistry, immunology and microbiology to decipher mechanisms that govern innate immune recognition and other host-pathogen interactions. We are looking for an entry level Research Scientist (RSE) to join our team.
RESPONSIBILITIES: •Provides a full range of support to the lab, including but not limited to reagent and supply ordering, preparation, maintenance, and restocking, general upkeep of lab common areas and proper disposal of biohazardous waste, mammalian cell culture, and molecular biology (gene cloning and sequencing). •May also include animal (mouse) husbandry and work with pathogenic microbes. •Will also provide general support for ongoing research projects.
REQUIREMENTS: •Bachelor's degree in biology or related field. •Minimum of zero to three months of job-related work experience. •Grasp of laboratory techniques and the fundamental principles of molecular biology and biochemistry. •Applicant should be highly motivated, organized, have the ability to follow protocols and document work. •Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE •Prior research experience is highly desirable but not required. •Experience and/or interest in virology, bacteriology, host-pathogen interactions, infectious disease, innate immunity and/or evolution is desirable. •Candidates with experience with mouse handling and/or mammalian cell culture will be given preference. •A candidate with a strong interest in gaining experience (minimum 1 year, preference 2 years) prior to applying to graduate school in research or medicine is preferred. •We strongly encourage women, BIPOC and other historically underrepresented peoples, and individuals from non-traditional backgrounds to apply.
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