Lovelace Biomedical Research Institute is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as a Research Technologist within the Microbial analysis group. An individual who demonstrates exemplary organizational skills with a proven track record of working independently and on teams is ideal. The Research Technologist will primarily be responsible for assisting in the performance of multiple research projects, simultaneously in BSL-2 and BSL-3 laboratories, including preparation of samples for various methods of nucleic acid extraction, extraction of both DNA and RNA on various sample types, quantification of nucleic acid concentration and qPCR, RT-qPCR analysis as appropriate for the study.
The Research Technologist will also be responsible for laboratory tasks that span bacteriology, virology and immunology. These may include maintenance of continuous cell cultures, quantification of viable microbes including bacteria, fungi, and/or viruses, and performing a variety of biochemical assays (including, but not limited to, qPCR, ELISA, and microscopic analyses), supply inventory, and laboratory equipment. The research technologist will do this in addition to developing paperwork, analyzing data, processing study samples all while maintaining a clean and safe laboratory environment. The work will include both regulatory and non-regulatory compliance.
Requires Bachelor’s degree in a scientific area or with comparable course work and 1-3 years of directly related research experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained.
Candidate must have a demonstrated understanding of research methodology, principles and procedures. Must have the ability to successfully perform a variety of laboratory procedures using standard laboratory equipment and instruments. Must have the ability to gather, analyze and report data.
Requires strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work independently and as a part of a team. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office, as well as the ability to learn department-specific computer systems as needed.
This position may involve work inside the ABSL3 facility which may require vaccinations/immunizations. Candidates must be able to lift up to 20 pounds and wear a respirator. A Post-offer physical and background check are required. Ability to gain and maintain access to Kirtland Air Force base (KAFB) is required.
As Lovelace is a Federal Contractor, all applicants offered positions with the Institute are required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to starting employment.
Salary is commensurate with experience + $500 sign-on bonus.
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