Biocontainment Research Assoc III, Microbiology and Immunology

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

United States

February 5, 2022

Description

Job Description:

  • Conducts variety of non-routine research assignments and experiments in a high containment facility including BioSafety Levels 3 or 4.
  • Performs, coordinates and conducts standard research experiments following technical instructions in BSL-2, BSL-3, and BSL-4 work environments
  • Performs functions of research projects utilizing hazardous viruses that require BSL-3 and BSL-4 containment
  • Performs technical services including but not limited performing a variety of procedures on laboratory animals including exposure to viruses, blood collection, tissue collection, vaccination, treatment, euthanasia, and necropsy. Other technical services include but are not limited to performing clinical pathology assays (hematology, clinical pathology, blood coagulation) and processing blood and tissue samples from infected animals.
  • Contributes to scientific analysis of projects
  • Writes and reviews methods sections of manuscripts
  • Orders and maintains lab inventory of supplies, animals, and equipment
  • Maintains records of all tests performed and data collected, compiles and tabulates data, and provides analysis of results
  • Maintains knowledge of BSL-2, BSL-3, and BSL-4 operations
  • Maintains independent access to BSL-3 and BSL-4 operations
  • Adheres to internal controls established for the department
  • Performs related duties as required
  • Minimum Qualifications:

    Bachelor's degree in basic science or equivalent and 5 years of related experience with 2 years experence in a BSL 3 or 4. Or, Master's degree in basic science or equivalent and 2 years of related experience required, one year in a BSL 3 or 4.

    Salary Range:

    Commensurate with experience

    Preferred Skill/Comptetency:

    A Biocontainment Research Associate Position is available immediately to support studies evaluating vaccines and treatments against BSL-3 virus including SARS-CoV-2 and BSL-4 viruses (e.g., Ebola, Lassa, Nipah) and to support work characterizing the pathogenesis of these agents in animal models. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in basic science or equivalent or Master's degree in basic science or equivalent. The applicant must have at least two years of significant experience in performing procedures on laboratory animals. The applicant must meet all State and Federal requirements necessary for working with Select Agents.

    More than two years of experience performing procedures including phlebotomy on laboratory animals is preferred. LAT or LATG certification is preferred. More than two years of experience working with infectious agents in BSL-3 or BSL-4 is preferred. The ideal candidate would have a DOJ clearance, LAT or LATG certification, and more than two years of BSL-3 or BSL-4 experience working with laboratory animals.

    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

    UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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