Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
A Research Coordinator / Researcher position is available in the Herschhorn Lab at the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota. We are a new and energetic research group that works on exciting directions to understand and target HIV-1 host interactions at the molecular and cellular levels. A successful candidate will be able to maintain lab inventory while performing basic procedures under general supervision with reporting and compliance added responsibilities.
Job Duties: 50% - Lab Administration Primary duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, managing lab inventory and database, day to day orders, submitting requests to the chrome river system, maintaining biosafety procedures and administrative records, coordinating communications and meetings of multiple groups, participating in lab meetings, and interacting with lab members and with vendors and representatives. In addition, the successful candidate will interact with officers and administrators of the National Institute of Health to inquire about requirements for grant application, deadlines, and documents needed, and with the grant management team at the department of medicine. Helping to organize national and international scientific meetings. Other duties as assigned.
50% - Research Duties include analysis of sequencing results & viral inhibition curves; design primers for site directed mutagenesis; and codon optimization for gene synthesis. Additional responsibilities are to provide support to ongoing experiments in the lab, write, edit and submit scientific manuscripts on different topics in virology, immunology and vaccines for publication, and prepare figures and art work for presentations and publications.
Required Qualifications (Must be documented on application materials): - BA/BS or a combination of related education and work experience to equal four years - Experience in organizing and managing events and/or multi group collaborations - Proficient record keeping and/or database management skills - Proficiency in Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, and Power Point) - Ability to work independently, problem-solve, work in a fast-paced environment, and multi-task - Team player, proactive, open-minded, creative and willing to learn - Demonstrated ability to build and maintain excellent interpersonal relationships with others at various levels - Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal - Ability to write and edit scientific manuscripts - Previous experience with lab work including studies involving bacteria, viruses and animal cells
Preferred Qualifications: - Experience with EFS system of the University of Minnesota - Familiarity with Chrome River - Demonstrated experience with laboratory and administrative tasks, including lab ordering and compliance - Enthusiastic to work in new lab studying virus host interactions - Experience in molecular biology and virology, DNA sequencing, and data analysis
Internal Number: 339185
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