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Technician B

Center for Infection and Immunity

Technician B

  • 528545
  • Medical Center
  • Center for Infection and Immunity
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Aug 10 2022
  • Technical Grade 4

Position Summary

The Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) – one of the world’s most advanced academic centers for research in disease surveillance, diagnosis and discovery is seeking a candidate for a Technician B position.  The candidate will report to the Principal Investigator and apply experience and expertise in the application of molecular biological diagnostic techniques in projects focused on microbial surveillance, discovery and pathogenesis. The candidate will carry out fully planned experiments involving serology, PCR, cDNA cloning, DNA and RNA extraction from tissue and microorganisms, and preparation of templates for DNA sequencing. The candidate will assist in organizing large datasets of microbial sequences obtained from high throughput sequencing and maintain detailed records of the work.  S/he will assist other research personnel, assist with lab maintenance and perform other related duties as assigned.


Responsibilities

  • Molecular and biological characterization of viruses using PCR, serology, cell culture and animal infection studies - 45%
  • Carry out fully planned experiments involving serological development, PCR, cDNA cloning, DNA and RNA extraction from tissue and microorganisms and preparation of templates for DNA sequencing - 20%
  • Keep records of the results of high throughput sequencing, serology, animal infection studies, set up equipment for experiments, and share records of the results of experiments with the principal investigator - 15%
  • Assist other research personnel - 10%
  • Assist with lab maintenance - 5%
  • Perform other related duties as assigned - 5%

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, physics or related science or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  

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