INFECTIOUS DISEASES (IN-INFD-IUINA)
The Division of Infectious Diseases at Indiana University School of Medicine is committed to superb patient care, medical education and research in infectious diseases. We strive to achieve these interrelated missions by capitalizing on our strengths to ensure meaningful progress in each discipline. Our basic, clinical, translational, and implementation research in conjunction with our patient care and education programs promote the acquisition of knowledge concerning infectious diseases and lead to innovative strategies to improve the lives of people both locally and globally.
This position is for 12 months and will perform routine and specialized laboratory procedures in a clinical molecular diagnostic testing laboratory focused on providing large-scale high-throughput SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic testing/screening. Procedures include, but are not limited to, RNA extraction, RT qPCR, routine lab maintenance and procedures (i.e, QC monitoring, participating in a quality management plan, performing proficiency testing; computer entry, etc). Procedures will be highly automated using robotic sample handling platforms with the goal of processing 1,000’s of specimens per day.
Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience in a laboratory environment.
Knowledge of chemistry and biology. Good general math skills. Basic computer skills and basic knowledge of scientific instrumentation. Ability to work on multiple tasks. Ability work well with people. Proficient with molecular/PCR techniques. Ability to work with high volume of samples daily.
Degree in laboratory technician science, another science-related field (e.g., Biology/Chemistry/Biotechnology), or a health-related field. One year of experience in a high-volume clinical laboratory. Experience with Biosafety Level-2 procedures. Basic experience with clinical laboratory information systems. Experience with robotics.
Working Conditions / Demands
Must be able to perform essential job functions with or without an accommodation.
Equipment utilized: Basic laboratory equipment (e.g., biosafety cabinets, pipetman, water baths, centrifuges), Robotic sample handling equipment (Biomek i7 Span-8 and Biomek i5 Multichannel), and RT-qPCR machines (Quant Studio QS7).
Salary Plan: TE
Salary Grade: 07
Job Function: Research
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
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