The Suez lab for microbiome research is looking to hire a full-time research technologist, starting January-April 2021. The successful candidate will help set up and contribute to multiple projects in the lab related to microbial ecology and host-microbiome interactions in metabolic, infectious, and autoimmune diseases.
The individual will receive training in the relevant lab protocols, and will be responsible for performing animal experiments, in-vitro microbiological assays, and preparation of biological samples for metabolomics and RNA or DNA sequencing. As part of a new lab, the individual will participate in validating laboratory protocols as well as prepare, test, and maintain standard laboratory equipment.
We are looking for collegial individuals who will contribute to forming a collaborative and inclusive research environment. Individuals from underrepresented groups in biomedicine are encouraged to apply.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Mouse work: prepare specialized diets, feed, and monitor chow and liquid intake, monitor the wellbeing of animals and weights, perform experiments according to defined protocols, collect biological samples, genotyping.
Microbiology: aseptically prepare culture media, perform experiments in aerobic and anaerobic conditions, including with BL2 pathogens.
Molecular biology: prepare biological samples for metabolomics, and RNA / DNA sequencing, including nucleic acid purification and quantification, PCR amplification and purification, and sequencing libraries preparation.
Perform, document and analyze experiments in a rigorous and ethical manner.
Validate and optimize lab protocols.
Organize laboratory working areas and supplies.
Order laboratory supplies.
Routine maintenance of equipment
Bachelor’s degree in biology, microbiology or related field.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
Prior research experience with rodents, and/or DNA sequencing preferred but not mandatory.
We are looking for candidates who work well with others and are enthusiastic to learn.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Working Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.14-$19.44 per hour (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001154-W Harry Feinstone Dpt Molec Mblgy Imlgy Personnel area: School of Public Health
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