Medical Research Specialist.Microbiology BSL3
Medical Research Specialist.Microbiology BSL3TNPRC - Microbiology
Location: Covington, LASummary
The Medical Research Specialist at the Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC) is responsible for performing highly specialized virology and immunology research pertinent to various TNPRC research projects, including those projects that require working in high containment laboratories with high consequence pathogens, which includes conducting a wide range of molecular, virological, immunological and cell culture techniques and laboratory assays.
In addition, the Medical Research Specialist:
- Conducts research analysis and prepares reports
- Manages daily operational functions of the laboratory
- Maintains experimental records
- Orders and keeps track of laboratory specimens, supplies, and inventory
- Contributes to publication research and development activities
- Monitors work performance of lab assistants and student researchers, as assigned.
- Ensures OSHA, Biosafety and University medical, safety and training requirements are met for the laboratory
The Tulane National Primate Research Center maintains Biosafety Level 3 Facilities and performs work on diverse infectious agents, many of which can cause serious disease in humans if standard operating procedures, including use of appropriate personal protective equipment, are not followed. Depending on agent specific risk assessments, individuals may be offered, or in some cases required, to have vaccinations against the relevant agents.Required Qualifications
- Bachelor's Degree and three (3) years of research experience in molecular biology, immunology and/or other microbiology-related disciplines including tissue culture and virus cultivation
- High School Diploma and nine (9) years of research experience in molecular biology, immunology and/or other microbiology-related disciplines including tissue culture and virus cultivation
- Master's Degree in biological science/medicine and three (3) years' research experience with BSL-2 agents, animal, biomedical laboratory experience and nonhuman primate experience.