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This position provides assistance to the faculty member and manager in charge of the Molecular Diagnostics section of WADDL ensuring adherence to standard operating procedures (SOP), conducting molecular diagnostics tests as required and participating in molecular diagnostics research and development efforts. The position provides practical experience in a research and clinical related field; using advanced skills and knowledge to perform the following non-inclusive list of tasks, perform complex investigative procedures; modifies procedures to accomplish research and clinical goals; collect, process and analyze data; run research and diagnostic protocols; assist in preparing manuscripts for journals or presentations for conferences. Eligibility and understanding of BSL-2 & BSL-3 laboratory safety guidelines and work environment is required.
A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study or equivalent related field experience performing professional-level work with scientific or clinical research protocols. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Experimental and analytical skills; understanding and knowledge of research theory; interviewing experience; excellent organizational and project management skills.
Experience in diagnostic microbiology.
Demonstrated skills and knowledge in isolation of DNA from tissue and body fluids/samples, use of PCR in identification of microbial agents, DNA sequencing and sequence analysis, and Bioinfomatics.
Knowledge of infectious diseases.
Experience working with zoonotic agents in appropriate biosafety levels.
Work experience in a diagnostic laboratory type environment.
Excellent oral and written communications skills and interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Excel.
Ability to enter names and number sequences accurately into a medical computer database.
This is a one year, temporary position. Competitive benefits available hrs.wsu.edu/benefits
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
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