Posting Summary: The Beirne B. Carter for Immunology Research seeks a Laboratory Specialist to provide technical support of NIH R01-funded research with a central focus on characterizing the role of natural killer (NK) cells in virus immunity. The research project uses molecular genetic, biochemical and cellular studies to investigate how NK cells recognize and lyse virus-infected and cancer target cells. Further, the study investigates how NK cells interact with other immune cells to help shape a coordinated immune response in the body which is ultimately responsible for viral clearance. The lab specialist provides technical support for the PI, graduate students and research associates and is responsible for laboratory maintenance and organization, and laboratory orders and purchasing. The incumbent is also responsible for ordering supplies and reagents inventory, record keeping, laboratory maintenance, protocol development, mouse genotyping and inventory, and genetic screening.
The successful candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in an applicable science (biochemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology or cell biology) by appointment start date. A minimum of one year relevant laboratory experience (cellular immunology, immunogenetics, CRISPR/Cas9 gene targeting) is required. Relevant experience obtained as a student will be considered. Knowledge of molecular biology and recombinant DNA, nucleic acid quantization, quantitative real-time PCR, CRISPR, DNA sequencing and genotyping is also required.
This is a restricted position scheduled to last approximately six months.
Required Minimum Level of Education: Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's degree in an applicable science (biochemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology or cell biology).
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: Not a Requirement
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: A minimum of 1 year relevant laboratory experience (cellular immunology, immunogenetics, CRISPR/Cas9 gene targeting) is required. Relevant experience obtained as a student will be considered.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: None
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of molecular biology and recombinant DNA, nucleic acid quantization, quantitative real-time PCR, CRISPR, DNA sequencing and genotyping.
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