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Subject: Job: Research Technician, Microbiology

Description:
Position Title: Research Technician, Microbiology

Position Description: The Wound Infections Department at the Walter Reed Army
Institute of Research is looking for a Research Technician with a strong
background in biology or other life sciences degrees, with microbiology and
molecular biology experience, to help with the development of new
antimicrobials (small molecules, immunological products) against
multidrug-resistant bacteria (Gram-negative and Gram-positive).  Projects are
centered on the testing of novel antibacterials using standard in vitro
approaches such as MIC, FIC, biofilm, time-kill assays, and tissue culture
assays that assess the efficacy of antibacterial products. Successful
antibacterials will be then be tested in small animal models of infection,
which the candidate could also learn if desired. Candidates ideally should
have strong experience with microbiological techniques, aseptic technique,
molecular biology (microbial genetics, protein biochemistry) and be willing
to train in order to learn and perform additional microbiology laboratory
skills.  Further, candidates must be able to manage supplies and resources,
maintain data and results associated with a study, and any associated safety
and training documentation. Candidates with a clinical microbiology
background or previous experience in the assays or animal modeling mentioned
above will be preferred.

Employer Name: Wound Infection Department/Bacterial Diseases Branch/WRAIR
under a contract through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

Position Location: Silver Spring, MD (northeast of Washington D.C.), Walter
Reed Army Institute of Research.

• Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences is required. Microbiology experience
is preferred.
• Candidates with a Master’s degree in Life Sciences will also be
considered.
• U.S. Citizenship, green card, or proof of green card application is
required.
• Enrollment and attendance in one class per year is required for ORISE
because the position is fellowship supporting continuing education before
graduate school programs (Medical, Veterinary, or Graduate school). Previous
employees have taken classes at the nearby: NIH, USUHS, Johns Hopkins
University, or University of Maryland.  For more information, check here:
https://orise.orau.gov/stem/internships-fellowships-research-opportunities/recent-graduates.html

• Salary commensurate with experience.
• Previous employees through this program have been authors on publications
and have successfully gone on to Medical, Graduate, and Veterinary
school/programs.
• Publications of our research can be found here:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=zurawski+dv
• If interested, please send your CV and any other important information to
Dr. Daniel V. Zurawski at [log in to unmask]

Application Deadline Date: March 15, 2021

Disclaimers:
This position is subject to a background investigation as you will be working
at a U.S. Army Research Institute.


Contact Person: Dr. Daniel V. Zurawski
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]

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