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This is a mid-level research technician position that will work on potentially curative genetic therapies for persistent viral infections. He/she will be responsible for performing animal studies to validate the potential of newly developed therapeutics in the lab. Responsibilities will include the production and characterization of in vivo grade therapeutics, performance of animal studies, and the analysis of experimental outcomes in blood and tissues.
Candidate will work under the direction of the Principal Investigator and senior laboratory members, and work independently using discretion and judgment in carrying out experiments.
BA/BS or extensive laboratory experience (4+ years). Intermediate level position requiring 2 years previous experience working in a laboratory and working with mice. The ideal applicant will have experience with studies performed in small animals including performing minor surgical procedures. Experience with general methods in molecular biology, histology and tissue culture in a quality-conscious, high-throughput environment. Preference will be given to those with experience in virology. A high level of professionalism and respectful communication with animal health staff are required for this position.