The Research Technician will work on projects involving DNA and RNA display technology and its application in infection diseases (COVID19, HIV, FMDV, ZIKV & EBOV), blocker targeting insulin, neuro; cancer cells. Conduct experiments utilizing a chemistry/molecular biology background with experience in bacteria, phages, and mammalian cell culture, confocal microscope, protein purification, western blot, SDS-PAGE, and immunoprecipitation. The position will require general lab support as well as performing in vivo & in vitro experiments using the techniques described above.
Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:
25% Molecular biology and In vitro analysis (western blot, SDS-PAGE, and in vitro DNA cleavage, DNA binding assays).
25% In vivo phages analysis (electron microscope, in vivo FRET assays).
20% Cell cultures.
20% Protein purification.
10% Lab maintenance.
Most, if not all, of the experiments should be discussed with supervisor prior to carrying out. Experimental procedures & data should be documented. The position requires the performance of cellular, microbial, biochemical, & molecular research under direction of the supervisor. Any major modification of research protocols should be discussed with the supervisor.
Bachelor's degree in science or a related field.
Proficient communication skills. Maintains a high degree of professionalism. Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills. Demonstrates a high commitment to quality. Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Highly thorough and dependable.
Previous lab experience. Basic knowledge in chemistry & molecular biology and use of Microsoft Office word, powerpoint, & excel. Equipment utilized: electron microscope, Genomic sequencing.
Working Conditions / Demands
Physical attendance, bending at the waist, crouching, cleaning, balancing, lifting, carrying, pushing, reaching, twisting, writing, squatting, standing for long periods of time, talking, hearing, handling, walking, seeing, and smelling.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
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