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The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences has an opening for a Research Scientist 2 position.
We are currently looking for a highly motivated scientist to join the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences as a Research Scientist 2 in Dr. Erica Fuhrmeister’s research group. The Fuhrmeister Lab uses molecular methods to understand the role of environmental reservoirs in the transmission of pathogens and antibiotic resistance. We are committed to creating an inclusive research space and invite members of underrepresented groups in the sciences to apply.
The researcher will support the development of novel metagenomic sequencing methods to characterize pathogen and antibiotic resistance genes. The candidate will contribute to efforts for wastewater epidemiology, antibiotic resistance mitigation in low-and middle-income settings, and biotechnology development.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Processing of samples for detection
Conduct DNA extractions.
PCR, qPCR, and dPCR.
Process samples for metagenomic sequencing
QA/QC of prepared libraries.
Submit or run samples on benchtop metagenomic sequencer.
Develop new protocols/methods for sequencing applications.
Lab maintenance and research support
Maintain laboratory protocols and records.
Attend group and project meetings.
Contribute to research reporting.
Contribute to proposal writing as needed.
Collaborate with other members of the group.
Perform other tasks as needed.
Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, Biology, Public Health, Environmental Engineering, Bioengineering or other related field.
2 years of experience working in wet-lab research setting or equivalent.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience with molecular biology techniques.
Interest in public health microbiology.
Experience preparing libraries for next generation sequencing.
Experience with sample tracking and organization to ensure proper storage and labelling.
Experience with DNA extraction, PCR, qPCR.
Experience with antibiotic susceptibility testing.
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