The Research Associate will perform research in a lab studying bacterial pili and biofilms. The goals of the lab are to determine the mechanisms by which environmental bacteria transfer electrons along conductive pili, commonly referred to as microbial nanowires; and, to determine the mechanisms by which pathogenic bacteria attach to host surfaces and cause infections using pili and related proteins. The Research Associate will provide organizational and research support for lab activities related to biophysical studies of bacterial pili, electrical properties of pili and their role in bacterial physiology. The position will facilitate general lab operation and provide experimental support in microbiology, biophysics, and biochemistry. The position will oversee all laboratory operation, ensure lab safety; organization of lab databases and records; implementing defined data collection protocols and ordering and maintenance of lab equipment and supplies. Conduct mutational analysis of bacterial proteins, protein purification, particularly bacterial pili proteins; anaerobic culture growth; cultivation of BSL2 level bacterial pathogens and their mammalian host cells, and mutational analysis of bacterial proteins. Significant contribution to the generation of publications and presentation of scientific data.
Posting Position Title: Research Associate 1, MS
University Job Title: Research Associate
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Required Skill/ability 1: Skilled in the design, execution and analysis of experiments using a broad array of micro and molecular biology techniques.
Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated ability with one or more of the following: mutational analysis of bacterial proteins, protein purification; anaerobic culture growth; cultivation of BSL2 level bacterial pathogens and their mammalian host cells.
Required Skill/ability 3: Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively. Eager to learn and flexible. Ability to function well in a demanding environment.
Required Skill/ability 4: Solid computer proficiency and experience using programs in Microsoft Office Suite.
Required Skill/ability 5:
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Master's degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or Microbiology and at least three years of experience working in a laboratory. Experience with computer programs to analyze, interpret and manipulate scientific data using statistical techniques. Experience in equipment operation and laboratory maintenance.
Required Licenses Or Certifications: Required License(s) or Certification(s):
Master's Degree in a scientific discipline and one year experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
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