Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Duties will include: Assay development, optimization, and quality control (~25% time); performing animal experiments (~30% time); performing virus or mosquito experiments (~15% time) and writing and presenting research findings (~5% time). The successful applicant will also assist with laboratory and insectary management duties, such as ordering supplies, keeping laboratory records, maintaining mosquito colonies, and managing personnel (~25% time). The position will involve close collaboration with other research teams at the University of Minnesota and beyond. Duties will include sharing of research findings with these collaborators. Excellent written and oral communication skills are therefore essential.
All required qualifications must be documented on application material
Required qualifications: BS (in molecular biology, biochemistry, cellular biology, immunology or related field, preferred) plus one year of relevant scientific experience or a combination of relevant education and scientific experience totaling at least five years. A strong academic background is highly preferred. The ability to multitask, learn new tasks, and organize many types of data from multiple projects accurately. The successful applicant should have a deep-seated interest in virology, be an excellent communicator, and have a strong desire to learn about and apply new technologies and data analysis. Biological safety level (BSL) 3 laboratory certification; certification for working with blood-borne pathogens. Both may be acquired upon hire.
Desired qualifications: Applicant must understand complex concepts of immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, and virology. Experience with classical virology techniques preferred. Experience in animal husbandry preferred. Experience with arthropods preferred. Demonstrated ability to analyze large datasets and familiarity with programming languages like R and Python are strongly preferred.
Internal Number: 340658
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