Laboratory Researcher, Human Microbiome Lab, University at Albany, Albany, NY

Posted: 08/01/18 | SHARE:

Description:

The Department of Biological Sciences at University at Albany seeks a highly motivated Lab Manager/Researcher.  The successful candidate will work as part of a team to study structure-function relationships in the human microbiome.

Duties will include:

  • Assist with bacterial sample collection
  • Prepare bacterial samples for Sanger and NextGen DNA sequencing
  • Perform PCR, primer design and gel electrophoresis
  • Culture aerobic and anaerobic bacterial isolates
  • Maintain microbial stocks, order lab supplies and reagents
  • Independently carry out experiments and present data at laboratory meetings
  • Train new lab members in protocols and standard operating procedures


Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in Biology or related field from a college or university accredited by the US Department of Education or equivalent internationally recognized institution
  • Previous experience preparing bacterial samples for Sanger or NextGen (e.g., Ion Torrent) DNA sequencing, extraction and purification of DNA, PCR amplification and primer design, and gel electrophoresis
  • Attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills
  • Applicant must address in their application their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Molecular Biology, Microbiology or related field from a college or university accredited by the US Department of Education or equivalent internationally recognized institution
  • Previous experience with bacterial cell culture, especially anaerobic cell culture
  • Previous experience with bacterial transformation and genome editing techniques
  • Previous experience with bioinformatics and/or fluorescence microscopy

To apply

Please apply online via http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=100390 with Cover Letter, CV/REsume, and Name, phone number and email address of 3 professional references

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