CAMRIS International, Inc. Biologist/Scientist (RNA/DNA extraction, RT-PCR, Real Time PCR) Rocky Mountain Laboratory MT) in Hamilton, Montana
Overview CAMRIS is a clinical and life sciences firm that realizes innovative solutions to challenges worldwide through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. We combine our proven systems with today's most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. Our core practice areas include HIV/AIDS, microbiology and infectious disease research, vaccine research, development and production, global health security, biodefense, and clinical research. CAMRIS attracts the next generation of scientists to work at premier government research and development institutions with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, under world leaders in health research. Our exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, Medical and Flexible Spending Accounts, and life insurance. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing health and research organization dedicated to making the world a healthier place, please apply today! We are seeking a Biologist/Scientist to provide services in support of the overall functions of the Laboratory of Bacteriology (LB), Vector-Pathogen-Host Interaction Unit. Rocky Mountain Laboratory (RML). Responsibilities • Perform procedures such as molecular techniques, RNA/DNA extraction, RT-PCR, Real Time PCR, immunostaining, flow cytometry, maintaining cell cultures, ELISAs, Western blot, preparation and analysis of RNA/DNA sequencing, in vivo inoculations, necropsy and tissue collection/processing; experimental design, and basic statistical analysis. • Perform laboratory experiments, such as grow BSL-2 bacterial pathogen in compliance with biosafety standards. • Work with experimentally infected laboratory mice by needle inoculation or tick bite. • Work with experimentally manipulate ticks, including acquisition and transmission of pathogens through feeding on laboratory mice. • Perform dissection of infected mice and ticks, purification of nucleic acids, and imaging by electron microscopy and high resolution light microscopy. • Perform analyses of quantitative, genome-wide, nucleic acid sequence data. • Maintain familiarity wi th pertinent scientific literature. • Write, prepare, submit and publish papers describing experimental findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals. • Deliver oral presentations and effectively communicate with colleagues and collaborators. • Attend and participate in seminars, conferences, weekly lab and group meetings. • Maintain physical laboratory space as needed to conduct experiments in compliance with safety and biosafety standards. Qualifications o PhD and at least 5 years of experience in microbiology, immunology and/or vector-borne disease. o Experience with animal and/or arthropod manipulation is highly desirable. o Highly motivated, able to conduct independent research, and have participated in publications in internationally recognized journals. Good communication skills and writing skills are highly desired. o Ability to write, submit and publish papers describing research in peer-reviewed journals. o Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with intramural and extramural colleagues. CAMRIS International LLC offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at www.CAMRIS.com . CAMRIS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by any applicable federal, state, or local law. Full vaccination against COVID-19, defined as two doses of Moderna, two doses of Pfizer, or one dose of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen, is required for this position.