A Research Technologist position is available in the Siliciano Laboratory, Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Broadly, the research focus of the Siliciano Laboratory is the HIV latent reservoir. 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 with 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
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or a related field is required. Related post-undergraduate experience or education is a plus. Prior laboratory experience is highly desirable.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Working Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F/8 hr/day Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 60000453-SOM DOM ID STD Lab Personnel area: School of Medicine
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