RESEARCH PROFESSIONAL II

Job Summary The Research professional will manage a project on the characterization of potential targets for a better chemotherapy against toxoplasmosis. He/she will be responsible for experimental design, analyzing and interpreting and presenting data at meetings. This project involves in vitro and in vivo testing of drugs and also genetic validation of potential targets. The candidate will be required to work fairly independently and must be well-versed in statistical analysis and data interpretation. In addition, the candidate will be involved in supervising and training undergraduate and graduate students. Other duties will involve assisting post-docs and the PI with a variety of experiments that involve culture of cells and parasites, molecular cloning; immunofluorescence and light microscopy analyses of parasitic protozoa and general attention to the needs of a large group of researchers. Some general laboratory tasks as lab organization, ordering of reagents, assisting PI with development of animal and biosafety protocols, etc. 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.