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Overview: This is a part-time position (70% FTE) in the Corey lab to work with faculty member, Staff Scientist and laboratory staff. The lab works on Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) and CD8 T cell responses.
Working conditions: This position will be required to work from 3-8 p.m. M-F to complete the work.
Education and training (for Research Technician I): The candidate should have a minimum of two years of general laboratory experience, or one year of laboratory experience with molecular biology, or a Bachelor's degree in the biological sciences with relevant laboratory experience in molecular biology that extends beyond coursework to work on a laboratory research project.
Must have strong molecular biology skills.
Self-motivated, detail-oriented and very organized.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Desired qualifications: Experience with general methods in molecular biology and microbiology, especially the manipulation of DNA, PCR, and DNA sequence analysis. Experience with sterile technique is critical. Manual dexterity for setting up assays (“good hands”). Experience with computers, computer programs such as Word and Excel, and search techniques such as PubMed and BLAST.