Bachelor's degree in immunology, microbiology, or related field, and two years of research experience; OR a Master’s degree in that field and one year of research experience.
Master's degree and at least two years of research experience in immunology, microbiology, animal models, host-pathogen interactions, and/or vector biology of tick borne pathogens, including Lyme disease research experience, are preferred.
The goals of the 5-year project are:
• Develop new animal models for Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases that successfully mimic the disease in humans.
• Improve diagnostics including both molecular and serological methods for Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases.
• Establish in vitro and in vivo platforms to investigate Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases in identifying novel therapeutic targets and creating new strategies for treatment.
The Research Scientist I (RSI) will be responsible for performing laboratory-based research related to this project. The RSI will be involved in establishing various mouse models for Lyme disease and examining the efficacy of potential therapeutics. The RSI will also be responsible for performing work related to diagnostic assay development and validation of immunoassays and DNA based molecular assays. Duties will also include generating data for reports, manuscripts, and presentations.
Grant funded position. Compliance with funding requirements such as time and effort reporting, grant deliverables, and contract deliverables, is required.
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