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The Department of Microbiology has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer 1.
This role provides support of the various infectious disease studies in nonhuman primates with an emphasis in HIV vaccine and pathogenesis research projects including support of Zika, and Defeat HIV projects, prophylactic and therapeutic vaccine immunogenicity and efficacy studies in nonhuman primates.
Specific job duties include: tissue culture techniques; preparation of necropsied tisse; tissue processing including isolation of lymphocytes from lymph nodes, jejunum, vagina, rectum, blood, colon, and bronchio-alvelolar lavage using Percoll, Ficoll, and other lymphocyte separation techniques; cryopreservation of cells; support for immunophenotyping and intracellular cytokine staining assays, ELISA; and managing a tissue repository including inventory, organization; shipping category B samples to collaborators; management of research reagent and supplies including stocking of BSL3 retrovirus labs; maintain electronic laboratory notebook, regularly report experimental results to manager; present results in lab meetings; perform biosafety 2-3 practices; flow cytometric analysis of cell mediated immune responses; Functions as a backup to the post doctorial staff, receive/store shipments from collaborators/vendors; monitor supply inventory and alert purchasing team when low; coordinate broadly with team members to prepare equipment/supplies in support of tissue processing/assays. •Works under limited supervision, demonstrating the ability to work independently. •Evaluates, selects and applies standardized scientific or engineering procedures and techniques requiring investigation of a limited number of variables and few complex features. •Develops extensions to existing methods. •Successful performance of project related tasks provides support to on-going funding; no defined role in identifying/securing research funding. •Performs tasks of a larger scope and often leads specific tasks within the project scope. •Works effectively as a member of a team under technical guidance of seasoned staff; establishes productive relationships with co-workers, customers and others to accomplish team objectives; may guide the work of co-workers, students, research aides/assistants, technicians or other support staff as necessary to achieve specific assignments. •Contributes data for reports and publications; networks primarily within own technical peer group. •Take on other duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS: •BS in Microbiology or related field •One to three years of experience •Experience and knowledge in BSL2-3 practices. •Experience with specimen preparation from nonhuman primates. •Experience with cryopreservation of nonhuman primates specimens; working knowledge and experience cell counting using a Nexcelcom cell counter, significant experience in processing tissues from nonhuman primates including purifying lymphocytes from lung, bronchioalverolar lavages, lymph nodes, GI tract, & reproductive tract tissues. •Experience with organizing and restocking laboratories; routinely checking research reagent and supply stocks to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies; routine inspection & maintenance of laboratory equipment; assisting with organization and maintenance of lab space including organizing newly purchased laboratory supplies. •Setting up and cleaning after experiments; autoclaving, aliquoting of reagents; maintenance of a BD LSR2 flow cytometer; CS&T of LSR2; demonstrated ability to work as part of a team. •Excellent working knowledge with data analysis, inventory and presentation software including MS Excel, PowerPoint, FACDiva, demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE •Prior experience with analysis of CD4+ and CD8+ T cell responses in nonhuman primate specimens. •Experience with data analysis software including Flow-Jo and Prism. •Ability to make independent judgments that will promote efficiency and add value to laboratory's research. •Strong organizational skills including ability to work efficiently with competing priorities and deadlines.
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