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Research Technician I/II - HVTN Lab R&D
This research opportunity is with the McElrath laboratory and the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN). Our lab is recruiting an entry-level or experienced research technician to develop and perform complex research assays to characterize primarily B cell responses utilizing flow cytometry induced by investigational vaccines or during infection with SARS-CoV-2, HIV and other pathogens, such as malaria and TB. They will be responsible for developing, standardizing and performing novel assays, and collecting and analyzing the data. They will interpret and report on experimental results and assist with data presentation. They will assist in writing laboratory SOPs, reports, and other documentation. The technician will report to a staff scientist and work closely with a lead technician.
The HVTN’s mission is to facilitate the process of testing preventive vaccines against HIV/AIDS or other infectious diseases. The organization conducts all phases of clinical trials from evaluating experimental vaccines for safety and the ability to stimulate immune responses through to testing vaccine efficacy. The HVTN laboratory is responsible for conducting laboratory-based studies to evaluate the immunogenicity of investigational vaccines.