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This Research Technician I/II position will work on potentially curative genetic therapies for persistent viral infections. The incumbent 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. The technician will work under the direction of the Principal Investigator and senior laboratory members, and work independently using discretion and judgment in carrying out experiments.
The research technician will be required to perform minor murine surgical procedures, including intramuscular, intravenous and intradermal injections, delivery of anesthesia by injection or inhalation, infection with live virus, shaving of fur, blood sampling, and also terminal euthanasia and removal of tissues. Processing of tissue samples for histology and nucleic acid extraction. The technician may be required to assist in the maintenance of a murine colony, which will include breeding and genotyping. Other responsibilities include:
Research Technician I required qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a related scientific discipline. Basic laboratory skills and scientific knowledge in the area of study and experience with murine models required.
Research Technician II required qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a related scientific discipline. Intermediate level position requiring 2 years previous experience working in a laboratory and working with murine models.
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.