The laboratory of Dr. Florian Douam is looking for a laboratory manager to support innovative research in the field of virology. The Douam Lab is located at the National Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratories (NEIDL) and focuses on defining critical virus-host interactions that govern viral pathogenicity and anti-viral immunity during infection. To do so, we are using cutting-edge humanized mouse models (mouse reconstituted with a human immune system and/or human liver) as well as innovative cell culture-based systems. The lab manager will have the crucial responsibility of supporting global research effort in the laboratory by conducting key experiments in biocontainment laboratory level 2 and 3, assisting fellow lab members, ordering and monitoring equipements and reageants, as well as training new lab members to good laboratory practices and biosafety procedures.
We are seeking a highly motivated scientist who has a strong interest in understanding how viruses interact with the human host. Candidates will need to have:
At a minimum, a Bachelor's degree is required with 1-3 years of laboratory experience
Strong team spirit and good communication skills are crucial
Previous experience in DNA cloning, PCR/qPCR, mammalian cell culture and bacterial transformation is required
Additional experience in viral vector production and/or RNA extraction/synthesis, multi-color flow cytometry, and/or CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene knock-out are strongly encouraged to apply
Previous experience in working in high-biocontainment laboratory level 3 is not required, but the candidate will be expected to go through specific training to work at such biocontainment level
A preference will be given to candidates with the intent to commit to this position for at least 2 years. Salary is commensurate with experience
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Internal Number: 7959
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