Job no: 237902-AS
VET M/PATHOBIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life
Sciences, Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine, Laboratory Technician,
Research Specialists, Research, Scientific, Other
The Influenza Research Institute (IRI) is an active and growing
influenza research laboratory supporting cutting-edge research on
negative-strand RNA viruses including influenza, SARS-CoV-2, and
replication-deficient ebolavirus. The research group numbers over
30 including scientists, post-docs, technicians and grad students.
We are looking for a Research Specialist who will characterize
influenza and SARS-CoV-2 viruses and support other laboratory
List of Duties
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Degree and Area of Specialization:
Bachelors or Masters degree in biological sciences
Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
Minimum two years of laboratory experience. A moderate to strong
knowledge and experience in molecular biology is required.
Cell culture experience is important. Animal experience and
biological safety level-3 (BSL-3) experience is desirable, but not
required. Candidates with Illumina miSeq and ONT sequencing are
encouraged to apply. Top candidates will be trained in biosafety,
animal, and infectious disease research. Excellent verbal and
written communication skills are required.
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approved by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services under 42 CFR 73.8 and the Criminal Justice
Information Security Risk Assessment. Ability to undergo and
maintain a favorable background investigation and National Select
Agent Registration security risk assessment. In addition, the
ability to maintain a driver's license is required.
Annual seasonal influenza vaccination.
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to
A period of evaluation will be required.
A873100-SCHOOL OF VET MEDICINE/PATHOBIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Full Time: 100%
Appointment Type, Duration:
ANNUAL (12 months)
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