GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:
We are seeking a highly motivated and organized individual to join us in developing new cures for intestinal nematode infections and in advancing Global Health via elimination of soil-transmitted helminthiasis. Our laboratory is a world leader in studying and finding new cures for hookworm, roundworm, and whipworm parasites that are major causes of poverty worldwide. The selected candidate will work on the life-cycle of parasitic nematodes and participate in treatment studies with research professor and postdoctoral fellows (60%), maintain a state-of-the-art worm sorting device and be involved with postdoctoral fellows in worm sorting experiments (20%), and participate in laboratory management by preparing media and plates (20%).
A bachelor's degree is required, preferably with formal study in molecular biology, biochemistry or chemistry. The candidate must be responsible, organized and have strong communication and interpersonal skills, and be willing to work in a highly collaborative and open research environment.
This is a full time position with flexible hours and offers competitive salary/fringe benefits, commensurate with experience. A 2-year minimum commitment is required. This can be a great opportunity for those interested in gaining biomedical research experience before applying to graduate or medical school. Applications from more senior research scientists and laboratory managers are also welcome.
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or Designee, the Research Associate performs a variety of complex research experiments.