A Biocontainment Research Associate III Position is available immediately to support studies evaluating vaccines and treatments against BSL-3 virus including SARS-CoV-2 and BSL-4 viruses (e.g., Ebola, Lassa, Nipah) 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 or Master’s degree in basic science or equivalent. The applicant must have at least two years of significant experience in performing procedures on laboratory animals. The applicant must meet all State and Federal requirements necessary for working with Select Agents.
Performs, coordinates and conducts 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 BSL-4 containment Performs technical services including but not limited performing a variety of procedures on laboratory animals including exposure to viruses, blood collection, tissue collection, vaccination, treatment, euthanasia, and necropsy. Other technical services include but are not limited to performing clinical pathology assays (hematology, clinical pathology, blood coagulation) and processing blood and tissue samples from infected animals.
Contributes to scientific analysis of projects
Writes and reviews methods sections of manuscripts.
Orders and maintains lab inventory of supplies, animals, and equipment.
Maintains records of all tests performed and data collected, compiles and tabulates data, and provides analysis of results.
Maintains knowledge of BSL-2, BSL-3, and BSL-4 operations Maintains independent access to BSL-3 and BSL-4 operations.
Adheres to internal controls established for the department Performs related duties as required.
More than two years of experience performing procedures including phlebotomy on laboratory animals is preferred. LAT or LATG certification is preferred. More than two years of experience working with infectious agents in BSL-3 or BSL-4 is preferred. The ideal candidate would have a DOJ clearance, LAT or LATG certification, and more than two years of BSL-3 or BSL-4 experience working with laboratory animals.
Interested applicants should apply to Requisition # 2103526 Biocontainment Research Associate III via the UTMB Careers website at https://www.utmb.edu/hr/careers
Supervisor: Thomas Geisbert, Ph.D.
Salary range: $56,083 -$84,125 dependent on experiences