Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
35%: Employ a wide variety of standard and experimental techniques to conduct preparations of chemical, physiological, and microbiological specimens to include bacteria, yeast and viruses, to be used for student microbiology laboratories. Prepare biological specimens, chemicals, glassware, supplies and equipment for student microbiology laboratory exercises.
20%: Set up, operate, maintain, calibrate, modify and adapt a wide variety of instruments, equipment, and apparatus used for teaching purposes.
10%: Research, design and implement experiments in Microbiology, Yeast Genetics and Virology for teaching purposes. Conduct investigations of experiments to aid in the adaptation of new student exercises. Identify and troubleshoot problematic student exercises for successful undergraduate and medical student experimentation. Independently select and review relevant literature to aid investigations.
10%: Write protocols, tabulate and graph data and maintain detailed technical workbooks on all procedures.
10%: Inventory and order supplies and perform general lab maintenance as necessary.
5%: Confer with professors, teaching assistants, and other staff personnel in drafting work schedules and plans to execute complex laboratory exercises. Communicate issues to relevant individuals, and seek guidance as necessary.
5%: Teach microbiology theory and techniques to undergraduate students and medical students.
5%: Other duties, as assigned.
(This position is a continuing 10 month position with a short work break that falls in the summer months, between May-August)
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
-B.A./B.S. in Microbiology, OR a B.A./B.S. in a Biological Science with coursework in advanced microbiology, OR a combination of related education and work experience to equal four years
Preferred Qualifications: -Microbiology laboratory experience (e.g. work history, directed research, UROP, etc.) -Proficiency with microbial culture, across a variety of media types and bacterial species -Experience with cell/tissue culture -Experience with use and troubleshooting of relevant laboratory equipment (e.g. microscopes, computers, incubators, etc.) -Teaching experience in a laboratory setting
Internal Number: 331628
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