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Note: For staff vacancies, application must be made through the Human Resources website. To search for openings in CTEGD, search by department name (Research CTEGD Adminstration) or the posting number. If you are interested in a post-doctoral fellow position, please contact the principal investigator directly.

Postdoc (Posting # G/R05684P)

This position is in the laboratory of Dr. Sam Kurup and is in the Department of Cellular Biology. The anticipated start date is Dec. 1, 2019

The Kurup lab is interested in deciphering the cellular and molecular mechanisms of natural immunity to malaria. The post-doctoral associate will investigate the biological pathways that contribute to immunity to malaria in the liver using the mouse and human malaria parasites.

Required knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies: PhD in Immunology, Cellular Biology, Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics or a related discipline. Experience working with laboratory animals, cell culture, flow cytometry and high resolution microscopy.

Lab Manager (Posting # S03957P)

This position is in the Kurup lab. In addition to carrying out experimental procedures, this person will be in charge of daily operations of the lab. This includes the maintenance of tissue culture facilities, ordering and organization of laboratory materials, and more generally supporting a positive laboratory environment and facilitating the carrying out of experiments by laboratory personnel.

Excellent organizational skills and familiarity with routine biochemistry and immunology procedures. Above all, if there is a desire to learn, one can flourish in this position. An ability to effectively communicate both in written and spoken formats will be expected.

Research Professional I (Posting # S02619P)

This position provides research support to the cell and molecular biology research programs of Drs. Silvia N.J. Moreno and Roberto Docampo.

The successful candidate will be trained in molecular biology, energetic and self-driven, and have a strong interest in biomedical research.

Research Technician 1 (Posting # S02573P)

This position is for a Research Technician in a highly productive lab at the Center for Tropical and Global Emerging Diseases. This position will not initially entail research, but the opportunity to conduct research will exist if desired. We are looking for someone that can balance the dynamic needs of a large lab consisting of Postdocs, graduate students, research professionals, technicians, and undergrads. Our lab stocks and continually purchases a large amount of consumable items and reagents. We would like this person to manage the ordering and inventory of our lab, working with sales reps as needed to ensure our pricing is competitive and quotations up-to-date. We would also like this person to be involved in the preparation of hTERT human fibroblast immortal cell lines, as our organism requires these cells for culturing and thus a consistent supply is needed which will require multiple preparations each week. Although we have several defined duties, your overall responsibility will be to assist the lab with whatever is needed, a duty which can involve different and diverse tasks each day. Previous experience with these tasks is not needed, as we only need a highly motivated individual who can be trained on these duties.

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Research Technician III (Posting # S02377P)

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. Successful applicant must be willing to work with mice and human pathogens.

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Research Technician I (Posting # S02310P)

The individual will work in a team environment to test antimalarial drugs. They will conduct experiments with in vitro tissue culture, dissect mosquitos to isolate the malaria parasite infective forms, and conduct high content imaging analysis of the results. The individual will also travel to Southeast Asia to conduct research. The incumbent will need basic laboratory skills. Also, it is preferred for the individual hired to be trained in tissue culture techniques.

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

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.

Trisha Dalapati in the lab
Angel Padilla
trainee Karla Márquez Nogueras