We are seeking a Research Technologist position that is available in the Siliciano Laboratory, Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. The Siliciano laboratory studies the mechanism of persistence in HIV-1 infection.
In this position, the individual will primarily assist with the development and evaluation of new methods for detecting and quantifying latent HIV in infected donors. This position provides an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual to develop advanced skills in molecular virology and translational research. It is ideal for individuals interested in pursuing graduate or medical school after 1-3 years in the laboratory. Opportunities to present results at scientific meetings or in research publications may be available. The applicant must be willing to work with blood samples from HIV-infected donors. Extensive training on safe handling practices will be provided.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
The individual will work closely with the Principal Investigators, together with lab technicians and graduate students, on research projects employing the following techniques:
Processing of blood samples from HIV-infected donors in a biosafety level 2+ laboratory
Sterile tissue culture technique in a biosafety level 2+ laboratory
Molecular biology techniques, including qPCR, digital PCR, and sequencing
Maintain well-organized experimental records
Participate in research group meetings
May assist in recruiting blood donors and maintaining relevant supplies, reagents, and cell lines
Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field
Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
Competitive candidates will have prior laboratory experience with an emphasis in basic molecular biology and cell biology techniques including, but not limited to: DNA sequencing and analysis, qPCR, cloning, cell culture and primary cell work.
Prior laboratory experience is highly desirable.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $15.00-$20.40-$25.50 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM DOM ID Hepatitis Center Personnel area: School of Medicine
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