Bachelor's degree in biology, microbiology, medical technology, molecular biology or related field and one year of research experience. A Master's degree in a related field may substitute for the one year of experience.
NYS Clinical Lab License. Experience in medical technology, molecular biology or microbiology, as well as performing and PCR, real-time PCR and DNA sequencing on clinical specimens. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
The Assistant Research Scientist will contribute to a new laboratory area as part of the CDC's National Action Plan to detect and respond to antibiotic-resistant Candida pathogens and prevent spread of resistant infections. This work will contribute to improved detection of drug resistant Candida, and provide insight into infection control, investigations and the burden of fungal infections.
The Assistant Research Scientist will participate in clinical testing utilizing molecular methods including PCR, real-time PCR, DNA sequencing, MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Additionally the Assistant Research Scientist will manage specimens, utilize an information management system, provide results of testing, and contribute to special initiatives.
Grant funded position. Compliance with funding requirements such as time and effort reporting, grant deliverables, and contract deliverables, is required.
Since exposure to potentially hazardous substances may be involved with this position, the selected candidate may be required to wear personal protective clothing and equipment and may receive specific immunizations.
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