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Job #: F668
Posted Date: September 1, 2017
Closes On: Open Until Filled
Job Title: Research Assistant II/III Cell Immunologist- Nomis Center for Immunobiology, Dr. Bjorn Lillemeier
Status: Regular Full Time
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Laboratory/Department: Nomis Foundation Laboratories for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
The laboratory focuses on T lymphocyte activation and how the plasma membrane structure is utilized during T cell receptor signal transduction. We use cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry and fluorescence microscopy techniques to study these events.
Position Description:

Research Assistant position to test potential targets for immunotherapies in primary T cells and animal models. A successful candidate will work independently and in support of postdoctoral researchers. The position requires strong cell biology and animal handling skills to test mutant proteins in mouse models (e.g. melanoma and diabetes). The candidate will be trained in specific techniques and methods that are required for the projects. The overall goal of the research is test the effects of signaling mutants on T cell responses in vitro and in vivo.

Education:

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related field.
Experience:

Required:

  • A minimum of 2 years experience as a lab technician.

Preferred:

  • Cell biology (FACS, ELISA, virus infections etc.)
  • Animal Handling (breeding, scoring disease progression, T cell preparation etc.)
  • Tissue culture (cell lines and primary cells)
  • Molecular Biology (PCR, cloning, genotyping, DNA isolation etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience in animal models
  • Molecular biology experience
  • Proficient in the operation of standard lab equipment and computer hardware and software.
Special Requirements:
  • Successful completion of the Institute‚Äôs background investigation.
  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
  • Must be willing to work an adjusted schedule to support research needs.
Physical Requirements:

This position requires constant seeing, adjusting focus and working inside.