Our research team is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented staff research associate to join our team in conducting experiments and analyzing data to support our research. The incumbent will perform functional cellular immunology assays on human blood specimens in order to clarify the specific T cell responses in HIV infection. The employee will also work with a research team to accomplish routine and special studies. This includes, but is not limited to, organization of required reagents and blood specimen, quality control, accurate record keeping, and assisting in the compilation of results utilizing an IBM compatible computer.
Salary: $62,315.34 - $100,211.36 Annually
•Skill in aseptic techniques including working with cells, microscopes, centrifuges, magnetic activated cell separation systems, laminar flow hoods, incubators, radioisotopes, infectious agents (HIV, EBY and vaccinia), liquid nitrogen, and dry ice.
•Ability to separate lymphocytes and other cells (Ficoll- Hypaque), as well as, sera from peripheral blood.
•Ability to perform ELISA as well as ELISPOT assays.
•Skill in media preparation including use of analytic balance and sterilization equipment.
•Manual dexterity and ability to facilitate operation and maintenance of laborat01y instruments and equipment.
•Skill in Math to compute concentrations, prepare suspensions, solutions and media to grow cells and to calculate assay results.
•Skill in organization and setting priorities which accurately reflect relative importance of tasks and responsibilities.
•Ability to modify work schedule to meet changing demands.
•Skill in communicating clearly and effectively to receive and convey information accurately and in a professional manner.
•Skill in organizing and managing data using a database management system.
•Skill in creative graphic outputs of data.
•Skill in laboratory safety protocols including proper handling of radioisotopes and biohazardous substances, including chemicals, blood products, tissues and HIV EBV and vaccinia.
•Working knowledge of medical immunology terms.