Under general supervision, performs a variety of defined research and laboratory tests and experiments according to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules. Sets up experiments as prescribed by a principal investigator. May be required to participate in laboratory maintenance activities such as sterilization and cleaning of equipment, ordering of supplies, inventory and media preparation. Maintains records, files and logs of work performed in laboratory notebooks and computer databases. Compiles data and records results of studies for publications, grants and seminar presentations. Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents. Performs related responsibilities as required by principal investigator.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in a scientific field OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:BS or MS in biology or related disciplines. Two years wet lab experience and the knowledge of molecular cloning and protein purification techniques is desirable.
The candidate will assist in the laboratory with the ongoing project and potentially have his/her own project that involves cell culture, pseudovirus production and characterization, molecular cloning, Western blotting and protein/virus purification and labeling.