Research Technician BSL3- Vance Lab
| Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)|
United States, California, Berkeley
|September 22, 2022|
Primary Work Address: 2033 Valley Life Sciences Building, Berkeley, CA, 94720-3140
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We are looking for a detail-oriented Research Technician to work in the lab of Dr. Russell Vance at the University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley, California. A major focus of the Vance lab is understanding the innate immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection. This Research Technician position will support the ongoing work in the Vance lab on tuberculosis and will involve working in a Biosafety Level 3 (BSL3) facility on Mtb. For more information about the Vance lab, please visit
The ideal candidate is a professional, collegial individual with extensive in vitro cell culture experience and is comfortable working with mice. This position will involve working in a BSL3 facility, but prior BSL3 experience is not a pre-requisite for this position as the chosen individual will receive training in how to work in BSL3 upon joining the Vance lab. An ideal candidate will also be comfortable working as part of a larger team and is looking to grow professionally while supporting multiple projects in a medium-sized collaborative academic laboratory. The chosen candidate will be responsible for making plates for growing Mtb, infecting mice with Mtb, and harvesting organs from Mtb infected mice to determine bacterial burden. This position provides the opportunity to contribute to research publications.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet). Work may involve possible exposure to malodorous vapors, low dose radiation, contamination by toxic chemicals and acids and presence of carcinogenic substances.
Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.
This job description sets forth the job's principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however. Unless they begin with the word "may," the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are "essential functions" of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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