Hyde Park Campus
About the Unit
This lab is focused on B cell biology which revolves around the specificity of expressed antibody molecules. His lab has developed powerful approaches for rapidly characterizing B cell specificity and generating recombinant monoclonal antibodies. The investigations explore specific B cell responses in humans and mice for two purposes: 1) to learn how B cells are controlled to avoid autoimmune diseases such as lupus, and 2) to learn how B cells control infectious diseases such as influenza or dengue virus infections. In addition to gaining basic understanding of immune responses, this lab often generates monoclonal antibodies from humans that may be developed for diagnostic, passive immunization, or therapeutic uses.
A full-time Research Technician is needed to assist the PI, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students and/or other research professionals with on-going projects that focus on understanding antibody responses to infectious diseases, mainly influenza vaccines. In particular, the job involves cell culture, monoclonal antibody production and characterization. This individual will be expected to carry out multiple tasks concurrently and will need to have good organizational as well as laboratory skills.
- Lab work will include growing cell lines in tissue culture and transfecting, purifying monoclonal antibodies, characterizing antibodies by ELISA, carrying out functional assays with viruses, helping with human sample processing, and performing ELISPOTs.
- Responsibilities may include the following laboratory duties: assisting and directing research projects; setting up and performing experiments; analyzing data, assisting with entering data into databases; interacting with other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator.
- Knowledge of research techniques or methods required.
- Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures required.
- Analytical skills required.
- Problem-solving skills required.
- Attention to detail required.
- Organizational skills required.
- Verbal and written communication skills required.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office required.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree required.
- One year of relevant research experience preferred.
- Cover Letter
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