Research Assistant- Biological Sciences

Purdue University

United States

December 22, 2021


Requisition ID: 16599

Research Assistant- Biological Sciences Job Summary

Under the guidance of the principal investigator, independently responsible for the production of viruses under biosafety level 2 and/or biosafety level 3 laboratory conditions. Produce sufficiently pure viruses to allow further research studies. Perform research experiments to determine virus quality and suitability for cryo-electron microscopic analysis. Assist in maintaining mammalian and insect cell line stocks, bacteria stocks, cDNA collection, and related administrative duties.

Purdue University offers a substantial benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days.


  • Bachelor's degree with a strong background in biology
  • At least 1 year of laboratory experience
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a research team, and in cooperation with staff from other research labs
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to analyze/interpret scientific data and results
  • Preferred:

  • Master's degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Virology, Chemistry or Molecular Biology
  • Experience in virology, cell culture, and molecular biology
  • Additional Information:

  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines. To learn more, visit https: //
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
  • Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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