The Lopez laboratory studies viruses and their interaction with their host. Our goal is to understand how the different components of a virus population affect the infected organism and how this interaction influences the virus evolution and its maintenance in nature. Our multidisciplinary approach to gather an inclusive mechanistic understanding of the processes that result from the interaction of viruses and the infected organism will expose you to a diverse array of techniques and tools, as well as to rich intellectual diversity.
The Research Assistant will work closely with a senior lab member on a research project. The Research Assistant will assist in conducting research projects, including experiment design, data analysis and documentation of experiment results. The Research Assistant will also learn key laboratory techniques and will assist in training junior lab members as they join the laboratory.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Evaluates research results, reporting findings and discussing project outcomes with staff involved.
Assists with research studies, experiments, preparation of material, and documentation.
Performs data entry and maintains data files on research.
Complies with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.
Participates in developing hypotheses to be tested and ways of testing it.
Assists with general supply/equipment orders, lab maintenance and cleaning.
Performs literature research on specified topics.
Performs other duties as assigned
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards.Â The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Excel and data management.
Strong organizational skills and ability to maintain detailed record of work performed.
Ability to multitask and attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to implement general laboratory procedures, conduct research and record findings, with focus on pursuit of advanced education in field.
Equivalent of bachelorâ™s degree with two to three years of experience in laboratory operations.
$16.24 - $27.63 / HourlyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
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