GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Research Laboratory Technician I, performs a variety of specimen preparatory techniques, dry lab data collection, and routine laboratory maintenance.
Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or designee
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Wet chemistry laboratory, and may require appropriate contact with biohazards, radionucleotides, toxins, animals, and human specimens.
Soil-transmitted nematodes are parasitic worms, such as hookworm, roundworm, and whipworm. These infections can deprive the body of blood and nutrients, disproportionately affecting populations living in poverty primarily due to morbidity associated with malnutrition and anemia, leading to severe stunting in hundreds of millions of children. Severe anemia in pregnancy is a significant contributor to maternal mortality. New and better drugs are needed to cope with these parasites. This research will focus on screening, discovering, testing, studying, and preparing for pre-clinical trials new drugs for treating these parasitic infections. Looking for dynamic individuals to join our team with a strong desire and work ethic to improve the lives of billions of the poorest people and to be involved with a prestigious GHIT global health grant.