RESEARCH SPECIALIST A
Duties: A position is available to join a research group studying virus-host interactions of pathogenic viruses including SFTSV, Ebola, and Zika. Techniques employed include tissue cell culture, DNA, RNA & protein analysis, DNA cloning, CRISPR-mediated gene knockout, viral production, and Illumina library construction and analysis. In addition to performing experiments and analyzing data, the applicant will participate in lab meetings, research and read the scientific literature, and perform general lab duties.
Position is contingent on continued funding.
Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Prior experience with, or fast-paced learning, of a broad range of cell biology and molecular biology laboratory techniques required. Prior experience in a research laboratory is required. A strong interest in virus-host interactions, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and desire to learn new techniques, are required. Applicants should have a strong desire to conduct research and a sound background in molecular and cellular biology. Major skill sets required are the ability to do high quality work, and the ability to learn and adopt new methods.
Reference Number: 40-26705
Salary Grade: 024
Employment Type: Exempt
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research