Job Openings

Angel Padilla

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

Lab Technician (Posting # S05907P)

A Laboratory Technician position is available at the laboratory of Dr. Silvia N.J. Moreno located at the Coverdell Center for Biomedical Research ( Dr. Moreno is a faculty of the Department of Cellular Biology and a member of the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases.

Check on her lab site for information on the lab interests:

Lab Technician I (Posting # S05847P)

The Laboratory Technician will be responsible for assisting and performing experiments for projects aimed at understanding stem cell regulation in the rat tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta. This position is in Dr. Tania Rozario‘s laboratory.

Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or a related field

At least 1 year of experience in biological research is preferred

Experience in some, but not necessarily all, of the following: microscopy; molecular biology techniques; recombinant protein expression and purification; rodent handling is preferred

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 resource is a large, multi-institutional project supporting the integration and exploration of diverse clinical and epidemiological datasets; this project is affiliated with the 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.

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.