Scientific Computing Professional Specialist (Posting # S00253P)
The Eukaryotic Pathogen Database resource (EuPathDB.org) seeks to fill a position in support of an expansion project in the areas of clinical and epidemiological data integration and mining. The goal of this exciting initiative is to leverage existing strengths in the integration and analysis of pathogen genomics and functional data to incorporate large global projects (such as Mal-ED) that focus on the interplay between early childhood malnutrition and enteric infectious disease burden in developing countries.
BS in computer science, bioinformatics, biostatistics, biology or related field (Masters or PhD highly preferred for senior level) and 2-3 years (5-6 years for senior level) relevant work experience required. An active interest in and experience with bioinformatics and genomics applications is required.
Research Tech III (Posting # S00888P)
Research Tech position in moderate-sized, highly dynamic and productive research lab working in immunity to human parasitic infections using primarily mouse models. Specific duties will vary with project but may include maintenance of cultured cells and parasites, performance of in vitro and in vivo tests for effectiveness of anti-parasite drugs, plasmid construction, CRISPR screening and immunological assays (Luminex, Flow Cytometry). Many opportunities for developing a diverse skill set and for gaining experience in designing and executing research experiments and protocols. Successful candidate will be able to prioritize work duties and manage details of experiment execution.
Bachelor’s degree and no experience or equivalent combination required. Area-specific certification may be required and training will be provided as appropriate (i.e. UGAHazMat training).
Prior research experience beneficial but not required. Successful applicant must be willing to work with mice and human pathogens. Activities and decisions are varied in nature, requiring independent action and judgment in solving common problems. Unusual cases or questionable matters are resolved with this position’s supervisor or other appropriate positions.