The Department of Global Health is seeking a Research Associate that will participate in the laboratory testing and analysis of specimens collected by or derived for project PI’s network of research projects in the Americas.
This position independently carries out research/development activities by designing and conducting experiments in a controlled laboratory setting, under general guidance from the Principal Investigator. Using a certain degree of creativity and latitude, the core responsibilities of this position include making detailed observations, analyzing data, and interpreting results. This position compiles results and prepares technical reports and documentation of outcomes. This role is familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Working under general supervision, this position typically reports to a Principal Investigator.
- Manage with the establishment of laboratory operations in a BSL-3 suite to include verification of equipment function, protocol development, cell culture establishment and maintenance, assay performance and validation
- Manage the analysis of specimens for the detection and characterization of human pathogens including dengue, Zika, chikungunya and other BSL-2 and BSL-3 agents
- Manage offsite/overseas research collaboration efforts to include development of techniquies and collection of testing samples
- Maintain all lab spaces, equipment, inventories, cultures and colonies
- Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position
Qualified candidates will hold a master’s degree and 1 year of experience in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:
- A MS in laboratory sciences, public health or related field, with 1 year of experience in laboratory research.
- Experience with cultivation and testing of viral pathogens
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