Responsible for studies on gastrointestinal viruses (human rotavirus and norovirus) in the Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology by making and analyzing genetically modified viruses and cell lines. This position will offer a unique and rewarding translational research experience in a dynamic and highly productive laboratory. This job is suitable for someone who can handle multiple projects and can follow instructions to complete assignments under minimal supervision.
Maintain cell lines
Grow virus strains and perform infectivity experiments on cell lines
Produce and characterize genetically modified viruses and host cells
Establish and apply techniques routinely used in research such as enzyme immunoassays, flow cytometry, RT-qPCR and western blot
Contribute to lab maintenance: ordering supplies, general clean up, freezer cataloging, and maintaining lab equipment
Education Required: Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or equivalent and at least one summer of research experience
Work experience in an academic research lab is desirable
Tissue culture expertise is required
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.
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