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Post-Doctoral Associate AD (Posting # G/R11317P)

Experience with: Malaria culture, Primary hepatocyte culture, 10x single cell sequencing, Phenotypic-based drug screening, Target pull-down and proteomics

PhD in chemisty, biology, biochemistry or related hard science. Experience with RNA sequencing, Cell culture, RT-PCR

Post-Doctoral Research Associate (Posting # G/R11327P)

A post-doctoral research position is available immediately in the Kissinger Research Group. This Post-doctoral fellow position will provide support for a recently awarded 4-yr project NIH R01 – “Capturing the genomic variation present in Cryptosporidium and cryptosporidiosis”. Work will be performed primarily with collaborators in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. The major focus of the project is to conduct innovative research through capture enrichment whole genome sequencing and bioinformatics analyses of the resulting sequence to understand the global population genetic structure and variation during outbreak and seasonal scenarios of human-infecting Cryptosporidium which is the 2nd leading cause of severe diarrhea and mortality in young children in Africa and Southern Asia. d 1 sy.m il c md. Qualified candidates should submit a detailed curriculum vitae, including descriptions of laboratory experience, responsibilities, and/or pertinent recent coursework; a short cover letter outlining research interests, research experience, and future goals; and the names of at least 3 scientists or faculty as references (with contact information, including e-mail addresses and phone numbers).

Research Tech III (Posting # S05615P)

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, immunological assays (Luminex, Flow Cytometry) tissue preparation and microscopy. Many opportunities will exist for developing a diverse skill set and for gaining experience and independence in designing and executing research experiments and protocols. Successful candidate will be able to prioritize work duties and manage details of experiment execution. Successful applicant will be willing to work with mice and human pathogens.

Program Coordinator II (Posting # S01588P)

Program Coordinator position in a moderate sized, highly dynamic and productive research lab working in immunity to human parasitic infections using primarily mouse models. The individual will have to coordinate specific research projects and general lab functions. Duties will include coordinating budgets for multiple projects, meeting planning, agenda prep, travel arrangement, and scheduling. The incumbent will also assist in preparation of meeting and grant reports as well as manuscript and presentation prep. Project administration will also be performed (tracking work duties, data/results storage). Will also be assisting in the various permitting procedures required for a biomedical lab.

Completion of a master’s degree with 2 years of related experience; OR completion of a bachelor’s degree and 4 years of related experience.

Very good writing and presentation skills needed.

Experience in the biological sciences required.

Comfort with data storage and analysis preferred.

Scientific Data Specialist (Posting # S05337P)

The ClinEpiDB.org resource is a large, multi-institutional project supporting the integration and exploration of diverse clinical and epidemiological datasets; this project is affiliated with the VEuPathDB.org Bioinformatics Resource Center, which is responsible for developing and providing scientific data-mining web sites used by tens of thousands of researchers to study infectious disease and public health impact worldwide.

As a Scientific Data Specialist, you will join a dynamic and growing team responsible for ensuring that global epidemiologic datasets are accessible to epidemiologists, laboratory researchers, field biologists, clinicians and policy-makers. The successful applicant will work collaboratively as part of a 40+ member team including epidemiologists, biologists, curators, data-loaders, ontologists, user-interface specialists, software developers and outreach staff to present our global user base with intuitive and informative web interfaces for accessing and interrogating large-scale datasets. This position will focus on processing data received from study investigators according to ClinEpiDB SOPs, including tracking data files received from the data providers, managing day-to-day communications to ensure accurate understanding and interpretation of the data sets, working with our ontology team to map variables to display hierarchies and ontology terms, configuring the study using ClinEpiDB presentation tools, and working with data providers to QC the resulting web sites. Effective communication skills are needed, including the ability to coordinate groups from diverse nationalities and cultural backgrounds. An understanding of the challenges posed by large-scale epidemiological data is highly desirable. This position may involve some domestic and international travel to provide support at workshops, webinars, and meetings, as well as participation in scientific writing and keeping up-to-date with the pertinent scientific literature. Ample opportunity for advancement.

Data Specialist (Posting # S05339P)

We are looking for a Data Scientist to join a large team working on highly visible web resources for infectious disease datasets (VEuPathDB.org), microbiome experiments (MicrobiomeDB.org), and Clinical/Epidemiological studies (ClinEpiDB.org). The Data Scientist will focus on the development of data visualization and/or data analysis applications for MicrobiomeDB.org. For candidates with stronger data visualization interests and skills, the goal of this position will be to construct tools that empower users to quickly interrogate microbial community datasets (from 16S marker gene and shotgun metagenomic studies) using interactive javascript-based graphics. For candidates with a stronger background and interest in statistics, the goal would be to develop analytical tools that allow users to leverage the scale and longitudinal aspect of data on MicrobiomeDB.org. The position will also contribute to (and benefit from) broader dataviz and analytics efforts that are ongoing across these web resources. The position will embed in a team of >30 biologists, bioinformaticians and software developers that work to translate requirements generated by clinical and scientific user communities into effective data representations and interfaces, enabling powerful data-mining capabilities. Successful applicants could come from a variety of backgrounds, including programming, statistics or biology. Participation in the preparation of scientific papers and technical documentation and attendance at scientific meetings is encouraged but not required. Domestic travel to the University of Pennsylvania may be needed.

ClinEpiDB (Senior) Project Coordinator (Posting # S05338P)

The ClinEpiDB.org resource is a large, multi-institutional project supporting the integration and exploration of diverse clinical and epidemiological datasets; this project is affiliated with the VEuPathDB.org Bioinformatics Resource Center, which is responsible for developing and providing scientific data-mining web sites used by tens of thousands of researchers to study infectious disease and public health impact worldwide.

As a Senior Project Coordinator, you will join a dynamic and growing team responsible for coordinating a global epidemiologic data integration, exploration and data-mining project, ClinEpiDB.org, making diverse datasets accessible to epidemiologists, laboratory researchers, field biologists, clinicians and policy-makers. The successful applicant will work closely with data providers and other end users to make certain that requirements are accurately identified and specified, and ensure that all commitments are achievable, delivered in a timely manner, and reported appropriately. They will also work with other senior team members to define priorities, allocate resources and foster communication within a 40+ member team including biologists, curators, data-loaders, ontologists, user-interface specialists, software developers, outreach staff, and others. Excellent interpersonal skills are needed, including the ability to clearly communicate with persons from diverse scientific and cultural backgrounds: epidemiologists, clinicians, programmers, biomedical researchers, etc, working in academics, industry, medicine and public health, at various sites around the world. A solid understanding of data science concepts is needed, including experience with large-scale epidemiological, genomic, or other biomedical datasets. Demonstrated evidence of strong writing skills is needed. Experience in managing or coordinating large projects spanning broad geographic regions with diverse personnel is a plus. This position will involve some domestic and international travel; support for workshops, webinars, and meetings; and participation in scientific writing and reporting. Opportunities may be available to participate in collaborative research, depending on the expertise and interest of the individual.

Lab Tech 1 (Posting # S04118P)

The Sabatini Laboratory is seeking applicants for a full-time Laboratory technician position in the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The primary responsibility of the position is to assist in routine laboratory tasks including Trypanosome in vitro cell cultures and recombinant protein expression in E coli. In addition, the selected individual is expected to perform basic molecular biology and biochemical experiments with minimal supervision. The individual will assist postdocs and graduate students in their ongoing projects and is expected to participate and present in our regular lab meetings.

Research Technician I (Posting # S05432P)

This position will be responsible for carrying out responsibilities connected with the SPARTA project and for carrying out research on host-parasite interactions during malaria. The incumbent’s primary role will be to perform experiments related to understanding malarial immunity, pathogenesis, and transmission. The incumbent will be responsible for carrying out immunoassays such as ELISAs and Flow Cytometry as well as culturing primary cells, cell lines, and malaria parasites. Basic molecular biology techniques such as protein purification, SDSPAGE, Western Blots, and PCR may also be performed. The incumbent will assist in the rearing of Anopheline mosquitoes for malaria research. Other duties related to laboratory organization and maintenance will be assigned as needed. This position will likely work with animals and some weekend and holiday work.