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The Taylor laboratory within the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division is recruiting a Research Technician I/II to perform lab experiments using cutting edge molecular biology and genetic engineering techniques. Preference will be given to candidates with extensive experience in flow cytometry, with knowledge of molecular biology.
Flow cytometry and cell sorting
Running of standard assays such as PCR, DNA/RNA isolation, cell electroporation, cell line maintenance, and various in vitro and in vivo lymphocyte assays
Collect and analyze data and maintain experimental records
Directly execute and drive the implementation of immunological experimental assays
May write up an experiment plan, perform and lead experiments, assist in analysis, and provide a report with data interpretation
May lead and train other technicians, or team members
Responsible for independent work-up and performance of new assays, including literature reviews, experimental design, optimization, troubleshooting, analysis and reporting results
Transfer newly developed assays and technologies to other parts of the lab
Assist in the design of experiments; may be responsible for the performance of individual research projects
May conduct literature reviews to assist in determining most suitable methods to be used in research
Identify methodological problems in research protocol and implement modifications to optimize experimental results
Prepare and present written or oral progress reports concerning studies including assembly, organization, and interpretation of data
May perform statistical analyses, write computer programs, or manage research data base
Other duties as assigned
MA/MS or BA/BS degree required with preference for biochemistry, immunology or similar areas of focus
This is an intermediate level position requiring 2 years previous experience working in a laboratory
Preference will be given to candidates with extensive experience in flow cytometry and molecular biology
The technician must show initiative, the willingness to take up new skills and responsibilities, and be a team player
Must be willing to work with biohazardous/infectious agents and murine colonies under carefully controlled conditions
Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work independently are essential to success in this position, as are good communication and organizational skills
Must be flexible and willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed
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