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This opportunity in the Department of Molecular Microbiology is in the Lewis lab, a laboratory within the cWIDR (Center for Women’s Infectious Disease Research). The laboratory is located on the Medical School Campus.
This opportunity is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Hours are generally normal business hours but may vary due to the timing for experiments and other research activity deadlines.
The lab studies microbes of the female reproductive tract that impact women's health. Our work addresses how bacteria handle sugars, and the biology of bacterial isolates and communities. Work in the lab includes culturing of microbes including fastidious anaerobic bacteria and living bacterial communities. We also perform molecular and biochemical studies of microbes and their proteins. There may be opportunities for interaction with patients/research participants.
Applicants with at least a BS degree or equivalent up through a PhD with experience are encouraged to apply.
Successful applicants should possess 2 out of the 3 following skills:
Microbiology experience including sterile technique
Biochemistry--mix your own buffers, run and monitor enzymatic reactions, chromatography
Molecular biology experience and knowledge of PCR, sequencing, cloning, or protein expression
Demonstrated ability to maintain complete and organized records/reports.
Willingness to create, modify, and follow protocols.
Willingness to work in teams and independently to accomplish research objectives set by PI and project group.
Ability to discuss complex topics in microbiology, as well as sensitive topics related to women's sexual health.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
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