Research Specialist B/C
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Job Description Summary
A Research Specialist B/C is needed to run experiments investigating the evolution and biology of HIV and SIV. This position will support projects involving the isolation and characterization of HIV-1 and related simian-human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV) chimeras. This individual should understand DNA/RNA extraction cloning and genetic characterization. This individual should also know how to implement and troubleshoot PCR protocols including Single Genome Amplification, next generation sequencing library preparation, sequencing chemistries, and high throughput purification methods. Molecular biology techniques such as DNA/RNA purification, PCR, cloning, and western blotting will be used on a daily basis. Cell culture experience also preferred.
The Research Specialist B candidate should have 2-3 years of experience and the Research Specialist C candidate should have 3-5 years of experience.
The Research Specialist C will have a higher level of complexity of duties, more independence on judgment, problem solving and decision making, and more supervisory responsibility.
This position is contingent upon funding.
Single Genome Amplification
DNA Sequence Analysis
Human and rhesus blood processing, cell isolation, and tissue culture
General biochemical laboratory methods and analyses
Perform additional duties as assigned
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$36,401.00 - $65,521.00
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