Typical tasks (These examples do not include all possible tasks in this work and do not limit the assignment of related tasks.)
75% Research and data analysis: Individual will conduct complex, multi-step laboratory procedures based on written protocols or oral instruction from PI or other senior researchers, using molecular biological, microbiological, or genetic techniques on human fungal pathogens. Individual will be expected to select and adapt methods to meet specific research needs and to assist in development of new laboratory techniques. Previous experience working in a microbiology laboratory and with fungi is recommended.
Individual must be able to learn and employ a wide variety of experimental techniques including but not limited to PCR, electrophoresis, tissue culture, transformation, Southern, Northern, and Western Analysis. Research in the Nielsen laboratory involves animals and the individual must be willing to participate in this research.
Individual is expected to maintain a detailed notebook, tabulate and graph data, and interpret results on all procedures.
Individual will be expected to read relevant scientific literature as suggested by the investigation and to identify relevant facts, techniques, and procedures from the primary literature.
25% Laboratory Coordination: Individual will be involved in the operation and maintenance of equipment, developing and implementing protocols, data management and analysis, ensuring lab safety, ordering, and assistance in the preparation of data for manuscripts and grants.
Individual will work with other laboratory personnel to coordinate work schedules for execution of complex laboratory studies. Individual will provide technical support to other laboratory personnel.
Required Qualifications (must be mentioned on application/resume):
A Bachelor's degree in Microbiology or a combination of related education and work experience to equal four years.
Prior research experience in molecular biology or microbiology.
Ability to be part of a team as well as ability to work independently and follow established protocols with attention to detail.
Experience performing research with fungi or bacteria.
Internal Number: 333395
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