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The Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Scientist/Engineer 2.
The Research Scientist/Engineer 2 will perform laboratory research work in support of studies on syphilis vaccine discovery and T. pallidum transcriptomics. The overall goal of the research is to find new vaccine candidates for syphilis, and to test existing vaccine candidates in the rabbit model of syphilis .
Expression of recombinant proteins, engineering new vaccine formulations, perform rabbit immunizations and monitoring after infections (30%),
Maintain lab supplies and very detailed lab notebooks (20%).
Development and performance testing of new thermal and kinetic enzymatic assays (10%).
Supervision of work done and training of undergraduate students and technicians joining the lab (20%).
Manage chemical inventories, ensure that the lab is in compliance with EHS standards (10%).
Supervision of work done within the cloning component of al lab members (5%).
Organize lab meetings (5%)
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Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology, or related field plus a minimum of 2 years experience in:
Molecular biology techniques such as DNA isolation/manipulation, PCR, sequencing, electrophoresis. Western blot, ELISA, cloning, expression of recombinant proteins
Good sterile technique and the ability to perform tissue culture techniques and maintain cultures.
Willingness to work with animal models (rabbits) and BSL2 organisms.
Ability to prepare reagents, manage data and keep a very detailed notebook.
A high level of motivation, good organizational skills and the ability to work as a member of a team.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Previous work with Treponema pallidum
Previous work with laboratory rabbits
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Frequent exposure to laboratory animals.
Although animal handling requires the use of respirator/mask, people with a known allergy to rabbit fur are discouraged to apply.
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