Research Associate I

UTMB

Categories:
  • Lab Technician
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time
Description:

A Research Associate I position is available immediately in the lab of Dr. Thomas Geisbert to support studies evaluating vaccines and treatments against BSL-4 viruses and to support work characterizing the pathogenesis of these agents in animal models. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in basic science or equivalent. The applicant must meet all State and Federal requirements necessary for working with Select Agents.

Duties

  • Under direct supervision performs standard research experiments following technical instructions in BSL-2, BSL-3, and BSL-4 work environments Performs functions of research projects utilizing hazardous viruses that require BSL-3 and/or BSL-4 containment
  • Performs technical services including but not limited to maintaining cell cultures, isolating peripheral blood mononuclear cells, plaque assays, virus neutralization assays, immunoblots, ELISA, tissue sampling and processing, and clinical pathology assays (hematology, clinical chemistry, blood coagulation) Assists in the compilation and tabulation of data and provides preliminary analysis
  • Maintains records of all tests performed and data collected
  • Maintains knowledge of BSL-2, BSL-3, and BSL-4 operations
  • Adheres to internal controls established for the department
  • Performs related duties as required


Preferred Qualifications

  • Education or experience in microbiology is preferred. Experience maintaining mammalian cell cultures is preferred. Experience performing plaque assays, virus neutralization assays, and ELISAs is preferred. Experience working with viruses in BSL-3 or BSL-4 is preferred.
Education Requirement:
Bachelor’s degree in basic science or equivalent and no experience required.
Salary:
$29,120 -- $43,680
Location:
UTMB
Microbiology & Immunology
301 University Blvd
Galveston , TX 77555
US
Contact:
AnaLaura Ramos,