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The Department of Biochemistry has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer 1.
The focus of this position is to help a vaccine development project in the Veesler lab, to combat COVID-19 caused by SARS-COV-2.
RESPONSIBILITIES Duties will primarily focus on DNA production, mammalian cell culture maintrance, production of pseudovirus particles, and running pseudovirus assays as well as development of novel assays. Will perform research data collection and analysis. Interactions with collaborators with network and contributes to writing of manuscripts for publication. Work will be done both independently and as a team with other lab members. Including grad students, post-docs, and research scientist, while providing technical assistance with ongoing projects. Ability to work with a little supervision, through initiative and good judgement.
REQUIREMENTS: •Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related Field + 3 months of experience in similar field. •Specific knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job satisfactorily include: the candidate should have excellent time management skills, be meticulous and organized, be proactive, self-motivated, be able to keep records and labels of all work completed, able to communicate well and work with others, and be proficient in Microsoft office. •Prior laboratory experience is required in mammalian cell culture, bacterial culturing, and DNA purification.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE •A preferred candidate would have experience with pseudovirus entry assays, ELISAs, pseudovirus production, and/or mammalian protein production.
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