Research in the laboratory is focused on three areas: (1) host-pathogen interactions and the innate and adaptive immune response to Vibro cholerae and other enteric pathogens, (2) acquisition of antimicrobial resistance in international travelers, and (3) characterization of antibody responses to SARS-COV-2 virus. The laboratory has a global health focus, is highly collaborative, and invested in studies with collaborators in the U.S., Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and Africa.
The Harris & LaRocque Laboratory is committed to training of investigators at all levels of experience, and to collaborations that enhance clinical and research capacity in areas where cholera and other enteric infections are endemic.
A job opening is available for a Research Technician (level I or II) with a minimum of 1-year experience working in a laboratory. The individual must have enough expertise to work independently, develop laboratory protocols, perform advanced analyses, and may have a role in overseeing some of the operations of the laboratory.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Prepares basic solutions and performs base-level procedures as assigned (i.e. – pipetting, cell and tissue culture, etc.)
- Maintains laboratory notebook
- Understands and applies basic scientific techniques
- Conducts analysis of results and may begin interpretation of results
- Sets up and prepares routine experiments as directed
- Prepares lab reagents, chemicals, instruments and equipment
- May perform independent literature searches
- Assists with organizing materials for publication or presentation
- Maintains and orders supplies
A Research Technician II performs the duties of a Research Technician I (above) and may also:
- Execute protocols of non-routine experiments
- Assist the PI(s) with determining the most suitable methodology
- Perform basic design and modification of protocols
- Calculate, transcribe and analyze data
- Prepare and present reports
- Organize and summarize acquired data, using scientific and statistical techniques.
- Organize and/or draft material for the preparation of research papers, manuscripts and other documents for publication and/or presentation.
- Participate in the design of experiments or field work.
- Ability to work independently and as a team member
- Good communication skills
- Computer literacy
- Working knowledge of clinical research protocols
- Ability to perform multiple tasks independently
The Research Technician II should also possess:
- Analytical skills and the ability to resolve technical problems
- Ability to interpret acceptability of data results
- Working knowledge of data management programs
- Demonstrated competence in research techniques and methodologies
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- New graduates with some lab experience (via course work, internships, etc.) or those without any prior research experience will be considered for the Research Technician I position outlined above.
- Those with a minimum of 1 year of directly related work experience will be considered for a Research Technician II position.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):
- A Research Technician II may serve as a team leader to lab assistants and Research Technician I’s.
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