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This is a full-time position in the Salama Lab in the Human Biology Division. The Salama Lab investigates bacterial and host factors that allow the human ulcer causing bacteria, Helicobacter pylori, to establish infections, cause disease, and predispose individuals to developing gastric cancer.
The technician is responsible for performing standard and investigative laboratory work in support of scientific research by performing bench-level experiments, operating analytical instruments, recovering, compiling and verifying the accuracy of research data; performing calculations; preparing charts, graphs and summaries.
The technician, working under the direction of the Principal Investigator or higher-level laboratory personnel and using limited discretion and judgment in carrying out experiments, will:
A recent graduate with a BA/BS in biology or a related field is required. Hands-on laboratory experience with cell cultures, and basic molecular biological techniques such as PCR and cloning is essential. Experience with murine models is desirable. Familiarity with spreadsheet software is necessary and experience with database software is highly desirable. The applicant should be well organized, reliable and motivated to participate in multiple levels of lab activity. Participation in lab meetings and presentation of data will be required.