In this molecular HIV-1 laboratory, the candidate will utilize their solid foundation in basic laboratory techniques and experience with molecular biology and cell culture. Capable of exercising independent judgment while participating in the planning of experiments and interpreting results. Works effectively as a team-member and exhibits excellent interpersonal, time management and organizational skills. Will provide training to other individuals who may be assigned to the laboratory on a regular or temporary basis. Ability to work in a motivated way on independent research projects and participate in the writing of manuscripts.
Handling and injection of mice with HIV-1.
Isolation of peripheral blood lymphocytes and monocytes from human blood.
Perform in vitro infection studies with HIV-1.
Culture of primary cells and cell lines, performs transfection of eukaryotic cells, and transduction of cells with recombinant viral vectors.
Performs general molecular biology techniques such as cloning, qPCR, and Western blotting.
Performs specialized histology techniques and use of confocal microscopes and characterize cell populations using flow cytometry and data analyses of data generated with these tools.
Monitors inventory levels and proper storage and use of all materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry or related field required.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
One (1) year undergraduate experience in a laboratory performing relevant techniques.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must be willing to work under Biohazard Level 2 Safety conditions with HIV-1.
Must display willingness to learn and implement new technologies, have high integrity and self-motivation.
Expect occasional irregular work hours consistent with research needs ( eg. in vivo studies).
Classified title: Research Technologist
Working title: Research Technologist
Role/Level/Range: ACRO 40/E/02/CC
Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Fulltime
Employee Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Monday-Friday –8:30am-5:00pm 40hrs/Wk
Location: Carnegie 600/601 – 600 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD
Department name: 10003522-SOM Neurology - Neuroimmunology
Personnel area (School): SOM – School of Medicine
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