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Category: Research
Facility: Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute
Department: CHORI
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day Shift
Hours: 40 hours/week
FTE: 1.00000
Job Details: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

***This position is contingent upon external funds*** 

Position Summary:
The successful candidate will participate in research on human cytomegalovirus pathogenesis, particularly as it pertains to viral tropism for specific cell types. Duties will include: 1) maintenance adn propagation of multiple different cell types, production andf titering of virus stocks, DNA amplification, cloning and analysis by agarose gel electrophoresis and similar techniques, bacterial transformation, plasmid isolation, western blotting and immunofluorescence staining analyses, 2) independently pursue small research projects, 3) maintain lab equipment in optimal working conditions and 4)order, receive, store and keep records of lab reagents and supplies. Application material: cover letter with a brief but detailed description of how the applicant’s qualifications match the position requirements; Curriculum Vitae; plan to provide a copy of course transcripts if recently graduated; names and contact information (address, telephone, and email) of at least three references.

Job Summary:
The Staff Research Associate I, under supervision, performs routine, technical laboratory procedures that require special training and skill, and usually has a theoretical background in one scientific field; or performs non-routine or a wide variety of routine, technical laboratory procedures but without (or before having demonstrated) the speed, resourcefulness, ingenuity, adaptability, or other qualities required in the performance of such duties at the Staff Research Associate II level.

Position Requirements:
Minimum Education: BA/BS with a major in Biology, Biochemistry or related discipline and prior lab experience.
Experience: Theoretical and practical knowledge of standard tissue culture methods and of mammalian cell manipulation is a must.  Practical experience with cellular and molecular biology techniques such as DNA restriction digests, cloning and mutagenesis, PCR, nucleic acid and protein gel electrophoresis and immunofluorecence staining analyses. Knowledge of virological methods is a plus.
Knowledge/Skills: Under general direction, performs a wide variety of routine laboratory procedures or performs non-routine procedures in a specialized field with resourcefulness and adaptability to special and changing needs of research or performs a limited variety of routine but highly specialized laboratory procedures. Superb organizational, time management, problem solving and logical thinking skills. Excellent oral adn written communication abilities in English. Capacity to work well with minimal supervision and under pressure, and to take the initiative when needed.  General familiarity with computer software such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc.

Physical Requirements:
Sit: Up to 8 hours/day
Stand/Walk: Up to 6 hours/day
Bend/Stoop: Up to 6 hours/day
Reach: Up to 6 hours
|Rep Use of UE/Grasp: Up to 8 hrs
Lift/Push/Pull: 25lbs, over 25# with assistance or equipment
This job requires the ability to hear alarms clients and/or instruction. The ability to see accurately from 20 inches to 20-ft. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function of this position.

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