Bachelor's degree in Biology, Microbiology, Medical Technology, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related field and one year of research experience. A Master's degree in a related field may substitute for the required experience.
At least one year of work experience in medical technology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or microbiology. Experience performing and analyzing whole-genome sequencing and next generation sequencing testing. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including database management. Experience with molecular software, including genomic sequence analysis packages. Strong written and oral communication skills.
The Assistant Research Scientist will assist with the GenomeTrakr initiative, a collaborative agreement with the Food and Drug Administration, through the identification of whole genome sequences (WGS) from environmental bacterial pathogens. Specific duties will include: extracting DNA from bacterial isolates; performing QA/QC on WGS data returned from core sequencing facilities; sharing WGS data and metadata with FDA collaborators and other contributing laboratories; preparing and analyzing data for reports and presentations; assisting with the isolation and characterization of bacteria from food samples; and identifying bacteria using MALDI-TOF and real-time PCR. Other related duties as assigned.
Grant funded position. Compliance with funding requirements such as time and effort reporting, grant deliverables, and contract deliverables, is required.
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