JOB NO.: 93744-AS
Work Type: Staff-Full Time
Department: SMPH/MED MICROBIO/MED MICRO
Categories: Grant, Research, Contract Management, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific
Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable
Position Vacancy ID: 93744-AS
Working Title: Research Specialist
Official Title: ASSOC RESEARCH SPEC(T16FN)
Hiring Department: A534700-MEDICAL SCHOOL/MED MICROBIO/MED MICRO
Anticipated Begin Date: JULY 01, 2018
Term: This is a renewable appointment.
Minimum $35,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Degree and Area of Specialization:
Bachelor's degree in a science required with a focus on Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry or related field.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
- Minimum 1 year experience in a research lab as undergraduate.
- Must be highly motivated with excellent time management skills; ability to organize and maintain accurate records; strong attention to detail; and the ability to work in a team environment and laboratory setting.
License or certificate:
This research specialist will work closely with the principal investigator and senior laboratory scientist to perform experiments related to expressing fungal secondary metabolites, screening metabolites for anti-fungal properties and manipulating fungal genes for assessment of phenotype and virulence. Lab work is multi-disciplinary and will include molecular, microbiological, bioinformatics, and in vivo methods.
The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.
- A strong background in molecular biology, microbiology, and/or prior experience in experimental approaches to study fungal biology including any work on antifungal studies or fungal secondary metabolism is desired.
- Prior experience with microbiology and quantitative PCR is highly desired.
- Demonstrated ability to learn new techniques and train others is desired.
Instructions to applicants:
To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV, three professional references, and a cover letter which should address your experience with all of the required and applicable preferred qualifications.
Additional Link: Full Position Details
NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
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Advertised: Mar 8 2018 Central Standard Time
Application Close: Apr 6 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time