RESEARCH PROFESSIONAL II
Job Summary This position is responsible for preparation of clinical samples for virus isolation in chicken embryo and cell cultures, RNA/DNA extraction, RT-PCR, PCR and gel electrophoresis using advanced virology techniques; prepare primary cell culture and maintain cell lines; review, record and report diagnostic case results in laboratory reporting system and/or excel spreadsheets; develop and validate protocols for use in diagnostic laboratory; supervise lab technicians, students, and visiting scientists; assist with design, setup and implementation of research projects. May also assist in the design, set up and implementation of avian research projects. Minimum Qualifications Master's degree and no experience or equivalent combination of Bachelor's degree plus experience and skills required. Area-specific certification and/or training may be required and other training will be provided as appropriate.