Perform under minimal supervision a wide variety of complex tasks requiring practical understanding of scientific techniques and advanced knowledge of scientific theory.
The division of pediatric infectious diseases features nationally and internationally-recognized leaders in vaccine development and vaccine safety, bacterial infections such as pertussis and staphylococcus aureus, viral infections such as influenza and coronaviruses (e.g. SARS), pediatric HIV/AIDS, global health, antimicrobial stewardship, and the care of children with compromised immune systems.
Why Choose Infectious Diseases Care at Children's Hospital?
- Our team of ID physicians, nurses, and pharmacists is dedicated to providing the highest-quality care in a compassionate and patient-centered manner.
- Our team is continually at the forefront of new and innovative developments in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of pediatric infections.
- Our team works closely with all other specialties within Children's Hospital to provide an individualized, multidisciplinary plan of care for your child.
- Full Time/Non-Exempt Position
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- Under minimal supervision, plan, conduct and evaluate experiments and assays of varying complexity.
- Plan and coordinate experiments in conjunction with Principal Investigator (PI).
- Understand and follow experimental protocols (may include animal handling, tissue culture, etc.)
- Record, compile, interpret, and communicate data/results.
- Follow University safety protocols (may include use of combustibles, radioactivity, toxic material, and/or carcinogens)
- Perform calculations involving molarity, % solutions, and serial dilutions.
- Prepare, operate and troubleshoot equipment in experimental procedures.
- Recommend equipment and supplies needed for research projects.
- Read and follow all equipment manuals.
- Maintain and repair equipment according to manufacturer and university guidelines.
- Ensure laboratory is prepared for experiments.
- Maintain inventories.
- Maintain sterile conditions as required.
- Prepare reagents.
- Assist PI in modifying procedures and techniques.
- Recognize problems and suggest solutions, assist in modifications.
- Recommend improvements to established techniques and/or protocols.
- Maintain personal knowledge of scientific trends through literature reviews, attendance at meetings, conferences and seminars.
- Provide appropriate written/oral documentation of experiments
- Prepare research progress reports.
- Analyze and summarize test results.
- Preparation and oral presentation of data as required
- Assist in the effective operation of the laboratory.
- Train other employees.
- Supervise projects and/or personnel.
- Bachelors Diploma (or equivalent experience) and 4 years relevant experience