THE CHILDRENS MERCY HOSPITAL Asst II Research in Kansas City, Missouri
JOB DESCRIPTION New technologies and advances in next-generation sequencing have allowed for comprehensive studies of the human immune system. Understanding immune system dynamics in response to infection and vaccines will revolutionize how we predict outcomes and identify new therapeutic targets to improve vaccines and therapeutic interventions for infectious diseases. Research in Dr. Bradley's lab focuses on harnessing these technologies to understand molecular mechanisms of immune cell responses, identify genetic influences on the immune response, and determine the dynamics of the antibody repertoire and viral evolution over time. Performs research for specified projects in consultation with and supervision by the Principal Investigator PI. The research assistant II will assess and clarify data for distribution to the PI for review. He or she may assist and answer questions for other laboratory personnel engaged in research in the laboratory and perform general laboratory maintenance and track inventory. He or she may assist in trouble shooting of experimental design and production of publications and progress reports. QUALIFICATIONS * Bachelor's Degree in general biology or a biological subfield preferred * And 3-5 years relevant experience. * A solid educational background in life sciences is essential for this position. Experience with the specific tools used in the lab is also necessary and willingness and capability to learn complex new techniques is important. It is unlikely that someone without a degree in general biology or a biological subfield would have the background knowledge for this position. * This person should be able to carry out routine tissue culture, molecular/cell biology procedures without constant supervision and have demonstrated troubleshooting skills. They should be able to learn new procedures from a scientific article, procedure manual or instructions from the company without someone else interpreting the details for them. Thus, the person should be able to read highly technical publications and be able to repeat the work. High School graduates and College graduates with a degree in an area other than the life sciences are unlikely to be able to do this. Most technicians do not get to the level of competence to do a variety of techniques without supervision until 1-2 years of experience. * The work requires manual agility, attention to detail, time management skills, knowledge of the life sciences, computer software including statistical analysis and graphic programs, patience, persistence, transparency and honesty. * Software Application Skills e.g. Microsoft Office Suite PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS * Certified Clinical Research Coordinator EEO Employer/Disabled/VetEmployer's Job# 11703Please visit job URL for more information about this opening and to view EOE statement.