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Technician B

  • Requisition no: 509095
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Medical Center
  • School/Department: Microbiology and Immunology
  • Grade: Technical Grade 4
  • Categories: Research (Lab and Non-Lab)
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union
  • Bargaining Unit: SSA
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours Per Week: 35

Position Summary

A focus of research in the Racaniello laboratory in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology is to elucidate a mechanism of virus associated disease resulting from SARS-CoV-2 infection. This position is under the direct supervision of the lead investigator of the project.


The research assistant will support the work on SARS-CoV-2, which includes genetic, biochemical and cell based studies for understanding multiple aspects of immune dysfunction associated with virus infection. The individual will carry out experiments in cell culture and participate in the development of small animal models for studying multiple aspects of virus infection including the tissue specific cellular immune response. All work will be carried out under BSL-2 conditions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, physics, or related science or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
    Previous experience working in a research lab environment studying immunology, molecular/cell biology, microbiology, or biochemistry is required. Laboratory courses do not apply.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Educational emphasis or strong background in molecular biology or cell biology and immunology is preferred.
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture and virology is desired.

Other Requirements

  • The ability to work independently, under minimal supervision, following appropriate training
  • Knowledge of basic chemical and/or biological terminology and techniques
  • Ability to perform work in a neat and orderly manner in accordance with safety regulations
  • Computer literacy: experience in computational biology, proficiency with Microsoft Office, other graphical and data analysis software.
  • Excellent motivation, interpersonal, communication and organizational skills

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