General Summary of the Position
We are seeking a highly motivated and organized Research Associate to join us in developing new cures for intestinal nematode parasites (soil-transmitted helminths) and thereby advancing Global Health. 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 with an estimated 1.5 billion children and women requirement treatment. This is truly an opportunity to make a major positive impact in the world. Enthusiastic candidates passionate about global health are encouraged to apply!
The selected candidate will work with the life-cycle of parasitic nematodes and participate in treatment studies with research professor and postdoctoral fellows to develop and take to the clinic desperately needed new and more potent cures (80%). Selected candidate will also participate in general laboratory maintenance, including working with a state-of-the-art worm sorter and preparation/maintenance of reagents for general laboratory use (20%).
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, or designee
May functionally supervise Lab Technicians and Aides
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Wet chemistry laboratory, and may require appropriate contact with biohazards, radionuclides, toxins, animals, and human specimens.
A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably with formal study in molecular biology, biochemistry or chemistry. The candidate must be hard-working, 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. Applications from more senior research scientists and laboratory managers are also welcome.