Microbiology Research Assistant at Argonne Lab

Employer
LabPersonnel
Location
Lemont, Illinois, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 01, 2021
Closes
Aug 02, 2021
Ref
2305592525
Discipline
Biology
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Microbiology Research Assistant to work at Argonne in Lemont, IL

Argonne is looking for a Research Assistant 2 who will provide support to the Biosciences Division scientific staff. The research is focused on describing the microbial composition of a variety of environmental samples (topsoil, subsurface, and the mammalian GI tract). You must be available to start immediately.

Required Skills:

• Hands-on experience with PCR reactions set-up, analysis and troubleshooting

• DNA/RNA manipulation

• Must be able to operate general laboratory equipment such as balances, Centrifuges, pipettes, and mixers

• Sterility (aseptic technique)

• Chemistry background (solution preparation, molarity calculations)

• Experience with qPCR

• Experience with BSL2 processes

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

• BS or MS degree in microbiology with 1-2 years of relevant experience

• Experience with a wide range of molecular biology methodologies.

• Direct experience with DNA/RNA extractions from complex samples (i.e. not solely pure culture)

• Extensive experience troubleshooting PCR is a plus.

If you or anyone you know of is interested in this position, please email all resumes to us for immediate consideration.

Job Requirements:

Duties

• Most work will consist of laboratory experimentation.

• You will be required to use standard operating procedures and develop updates to them as needed.

• Effectively communicate results to the rest of the team, and troubleshoot small issues when necessary.