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The Department of Microbiology and Immunology comprises an interactive faculty engaged in research in infectious disease and host immune response. This position requires a self-motivated individual who will provide lab management and technical support for an active laboratory focused on aquatic animal health, microbial pathogenesis, and development of diagnostic tests. The position requires the ability to prioritize a variety of responsibilities, and to be able to work effectively with others. This individual will be expected to work with various microbial pathogens of fish and mammals, and to oversee that all regulations are being implemented.
Research component: Microbial and tissue culture assays will be performed, as well as molecular biological techniques such as isolation and characterization of phages, DNA manipulation, mutagenesis, cloning, PCR and real time PCR, immunoprecipitation, protein purification, protein gels, Western immunoblots, enzymatic assays, histology and histoimmunochemistry.
Additional duties: Provide general support to the laboratory by maintaining supply inventory, chemicals, and biohazardous material, as well as overseeing that all regulations for working in a BSL2 lab and with research animals are being observed. This includes training and overseeing all lab personnel. Tasks related to animal work include general monitoring of animal health, cleaning tanks, feeding, and manipulation of animals for infection, euthanasia, dissection, and collection of samples for various types of analysis.
This is a one year term position with renewal contingent upon successful performance and adequate funding.
Bachelor's Degree in biochemistry, microbiology, and or molecular biology with a minimum of 2 years related research experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Familiarity with Word and Excel is essential. Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment while paying close attention to technical details and to be able to interact with multiple personalities and skill levels. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Must be able to successfully complete Cornell training courses (i.e. animal use, laboratory and chemical safety), if not already completed.
Previous experience working with: bacteria and virus; molecular techniques; tissue culture cells; research animals including fish. Certified to work with animals. Certified for Good Laboratory Practice (GLP). Certified for chemical safety.
** Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
** Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.
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